October 2, 2018

Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrives at the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey and is never seen again. Khashoggi’s death sparks a diplomatic crisis. President Trump states on October 16 that he believes the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salaman possesses no knowledge of the event. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects the claim by Saudi Arabia on October 23 that Khashoggi’s death was accidental and says that the murder was premeditated.