Turkish, Saudi working group should be ‘result-oriented’

Turkey has further information which it will share when Ankara knows for sure that the investigation has been completed.

Turkish, Saudi working group should be ‘result-oriented’

Addressing the case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Cavusoglu said that investigation into the incident was ongoing.

On the joint working group between Ankara and Riyadh formed upon the request of the latter, Cavusoglu said: “But this working group should be result-oriented.”

He also urged Saudi Arabia to reveal the name behind the killing.

“From whom did the 15 people, who came to Istanbul and killed Khashoggi, take the instruction? It is important to know who gave the instruction,” he said.

He said that 15 people could not come from Saudi Arabia to kill a Saudi citizen without any instruction and permission.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to receive paperwork he needed to get married.

After days of denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s whereabouts, Saudi Arabian officials said he died in a “brawl” in the consulate but later admitted that he was killed there.

Once inside, he was immediately strangled and then dismembered, according to the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office.

Investigation of the incident suggests a special hit squad came to the consulate, scouted out Istanbul’s Belgrad Forest, and tried to cover up evidence at the consulate building.

The international community refused to accept the Saudis’ claim that the incident was not a premeditated murder.

Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2018, 13:14
Add Comment