Turkish prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two key Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Turkish prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two key Saudis over Khashoggi murder

ISTANBUL
Turkish prosecutors issue arrest warrants for two key Saudis over Khashoggi murder

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s office has filed application with penal court for arrest warrants for Saudi Arabia’s former deputy intelligence head General Ahmed Asiri and Saud al-Qahtani, former aide of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, local media reported on Dec. 5.

There is “strong suspicion” that Asiri and Qahtani were among planners of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, a statement by the office said.

The move reflects the view that Saudi authorities will not take formal action against those two Saudis, Reuters quoted a senior Turkish official.

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Jamal Khashoggi, Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, ISTANBUL, Saud al-Qahtani, Ahmed Asiri, warrant