Turkish police searched the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, and the consul general's residence, as well as hunting for evidence in an Istanbul forest. "I want to send them a message that they can not do this as long as King Salman is here, and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Saudi Arabia and the head of Turkey, whose name is Erdogan.
But, the Philadelphia Semiconductor index rose 1.97 percent, helped by Xilinx's 15.2 per cent jump on its strong quarterly report. The Russell 2000 index gained 30 points, or 2.1 percent, to 1,499. Earnings for S&P 500 companies grew about 20 percent in the first and second quarters, and experts expect similar results for the third quarter. Germany's DAX fell 0.7 percent, while the CAC 40 in France lost 0.3 percent.
Japan's Nikkei index was down 3.3 percent at opening, shedding more than 700 points, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped by almost two percent. There were 2 per cent losses for financials, miners, energy , healthcare, infotech and telcos as red reigned during morning trade.
Saudi Arabia initially insisted Khashoggi had walked out of the consulate after visiting the building on October 2. On Thursday, a Saudi public prosecutor said the killing was premeditated , citing the Turkish-Saudi joint probe, Saudi media said.
On Tuesday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia to allow an independent investigation into the murder. Khashoggi, a self-exiled, opposition Saudi journalist, was last seen on October 2 entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.
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