Turkey demands truth over Khashoggi killing as Saudi prosecutor visits

Turkey demands truth over Khashoggi killing as Saudi prosecutor visits

Turkey demands truth over Khashoggi killing as Saudi prosecutor visits

Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb landed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on a private plane overnight.

Dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was recently murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was about to disclose details of Saudi Arabia's use of banned chemical weapons in its imposed war on Yemen days before he was killed, a report says.

Turkey alleges a hit squad from Saudi Arabia travelled to Istanbul to kill the journalist who was critical of the Saudi leadership and then tried to cover it up.

Turkey believes Saudi and Turkish prosecutors sharing information on the investigation into the killing of Khashoggi is useful, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Monday, adding that the cooperation should continue.

He made the comments during a news conference with Azeri and Georgian foreign ministers.

Turkey is pressing Saudi Arabia for a full disclosure about the killing.

Khashoggi, who had fled the kingdom recently and taken up residency in the United States, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to retrieve paperwork that he needed to marry his Turkish fiancée.

The article also claimed that the unnamed source confirmed that MI6 - British Secret Intelligence Service - had warned Saudi Arabian counterparts to cancel the mission but this request was ignored.

Cengiz said she had not been contacted by the crown prince or the Saudi royal family, nor offered any condolences by them.

The writer was highly critical of the Saudi leadership and left his homeland for the United States past year after growing fearful for his safety.

"We discussed it. You know the same thing we talked about, the need for transparency, full and complete investigation", Mattis told a small group of reporters travelling to Prague with him.

He added he was confident that the Saudi investigation would include Turkey's findings.

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, plans to more than double its investments in Saudi Arabia after it is included in the fund's reference index soon, Chief Executive Yngve Slyngstad said on Friday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will reveal more evidence about the killing but is not in any rush to do so.

Saudi authorities have arrested 18 men over the murder, and Erdogan has requested they be extradited for trial in Turkey.

Stanistreet said: "The global journalistic community today faces an worldwide climate that is ever more febrile and increasingly fraught with danger: an American president who has called journalists the "enemies of the people", a Saudi regime that believes the world will suspend disbelief and allow itself to be hoodwinked as it repeatedly changes its story [on Khashoggi], and a Turkish president speaking out against a bad act - while journalists languish in Turkish prisons".

The crown prince has denounced the murder as "repulsive" and denied any involvement.

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