West trying to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkish FM

West trying to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkish FM

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s foreign minister on Jan. 22 stated that some western countries are trying to cover up the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“We see how those, who speak of freedom of press in the world, cover this thing up when they see money,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told a youth meeting in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey acted wisely in the case, adding that they were well-aware of the difficulties in shedding light on the murder.

“Now we have made preparations for an international probe in the coming days. We will take the necessary steps,” he added.

Turkey has sought the extradition of Saudi citizens involved in the killing.

Stating that Turkey’s policy on Syria was clear, he added Ankara only wanted peace, tranquility, stability and a political solution in war-torn Syria.

“We continue our quest for lasting peace in our neighbor,” Çavuşoğlu said.