Riyadh should reveal all truth about Khashoggi murder: Turkish FM

Riyadh should reveal all truth about Khashoggi murder: Turkish FM

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Riyadh should reveal all truth about Khashoggi murder: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Oct. 29 called on Saudi Arabia to reveal “all the truth” regarding journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. 

“Those who committed the premeditated murder were arrested in Saudi Arabia. There is an investigation going on [in Saudi Arabia] as well,” Çavuşoğlu said in a joint news conference with his Azerbaijani and Georgian counterparts Elmar Mammadyarov and Davit Zalkaliani, respectively.

He said Turkey is in “intense” efforts to reveal all the names behind the incident, while adding that the “body of Khashoggi couldn’t be reached yet.”

He said the culprits were in Saudi Arabia and the country had a big responsibility in this regard.

Çavuşoğlu said the Saudi top prosecutor has also admitted that the murder was premeditated.

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“This is our concern. This investigation should be concluded as soon as possible,” Çavuşoğlu said, adding that the whole world was waiting for it.

He hailed the cooperation and information sharing by the chief prosecutors of the two countries.

Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Chief Prosecutor Saud Al-Mujeb landed at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on a private plane late Oct. 28 to meet with the Istanbul chief public prosecutor.

Al-Mojeb and the delegation accompanying him held a meeting with Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor İrfan Fidan at the Istanbul Cağlayan Courthouse over Khashoggi’s killing.

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Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation
Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, had gone missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

The Saudi prosecutor travelled to Istanbul after acknowledging last week that the killing was “premeditated,” based on the evidence of a Turkish investigation.

After weeks of denying any knowledge of his whereabouts, Saudi officials on Oct. 20 admitted that Khashoggi had died inside the consulate building.

Turkish police have been investigating the case.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said 18 people arrested in Saudi Arabia over the killing should be sent to Turkey to face trial.

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