Nov. 10 (UPI) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned Saturday his nation has shared tapes associated to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s demise with Saudi Arabia, america, Britain, Germany and France.
Erdogan made the disclosure concerning the killing final month of The Washington Put up columnist in Istanbul earlier than the chief’s departure for World Conflict I commemorations in France.
“We gave the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English,” Erdogan mentioned in a televised speech. “They listened to the conversations which occurred right here, they know.”
Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, died on Oct. 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate to acquire paperwork for his marriage. Ten days in the past, a Turkish prosecutor mentioned Khashoggi, 59, was strangled when he entered the Saudi consulate in a premeditated plan.
Throughout his speech, Erdogan once more urged Saudi Arabia to elucidate what occurred to Khashoggi and his physique, which has not but been discovered.
He additionally demanded Saudi Arabia hand over the 18 suspects for prosecution in Turkey however the kingdom needs them to be tried in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia initially initially denied any information concerning the killing. However the kingdom later admitted that Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate. 5 high-ranking officers have been dismissed, together with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s media chief and the deputy head of the Saudi intelligence service. As well as, 18 folks have been arrested.
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