ISTANBUL – More than a month after the father's death, the dead journalist Jamal Khashoggi has applied for a complaining…
ISTANBUL – More than a month after the father’s death, the dead journalist Jamal Khashoggi has applied for a complaining appeal for the return of the body saying that he should bury the Saudi city where he was born on a cemetery with its relatives.
“We just need to make sure he rests in peace,” said Salah Khashoggi, 35, CNN in an interview Sunday with his brother Abdullah Khashoggi, 33, in their first comments to the news media since their father was killed in it Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Jamal Khashoggi body has not been found. And even when the sons demanded a quick recovery of their remnants, new data from Turkey’s investigation of the case released on Monday saw that the likelihood seems remote. A Turkish official said investigators believe that Saudi Arabia sent a two-person “reprisal” force to Turkey nine days after Khashoggi’s death to remove any evidence that he was killed from the consulate and the neighboring residence of the Saudi consulate general.
Regional rivalry between Turkey and Saudi Arabia has caught the spotlight in the weeks since the killing of Khashoggi, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has sought to give Saudi Arabian leaders recognition of what he says is their role in death. The Saudi government refused to comment on for several weeks, but in view of the international outrage finally acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed in their consulate, even though they blamed it on messy Saudi agents.
Lost in the pillow has been the voices of Khashoggi children, sad and compelled to choose a confusion of graphic news reports when they divide details about his father’s death. Khashoggi daughters did not appear in the CNN interview.
“Everyone says another story. I try to simplify it as much as possible.” However, said Abdullah Khashoggi. “It’s not a common situation and not a common death.”
“I really hope that which happened was not painful to him or it was fast, “he added.
Salah Khashoggi, living in Saudi Arabia became the public face of family grief when a photograph of him who faced the meeting with Saudi king Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was divided into social media and was interpreted as proof of family rage at the royal family.
But in fact, Salah Khashoggi said that the king had assured him that “all who are involved will be justice” for the death.
“I have faith in it. This will happen, he said.
Erdogan has said that Jamal Khashoggi has been killed by Saudi agents, and that the order came from the supreme level of the Saudi government, although he did not indicate who he believes was responsible. Erdogan has also demanded that the Saudi government reveal Khashoggi’s body.
Turkey has said that a hit group sent from Saudi Arabia stringed Khashoggi shortly after entering the consulate to seek a document he needed for his planned marriage with his Turkish fiancee. Turkish authorities said the team threw Kashoggi’s body and disposed of it.
Turkey has repeatedly accused the Saudi authorities of trying to prevent its investigation. On Monday, a Turkish official said that at least two members of a team sent by Saudi Arabia to investigate Khashoggi’s death were actually there to cover it.
The official, who was not authorized to comment on the post and spoke on terms of anonymity, said that the two men had been sent to Turkey “suggests that Khashoggi wounds were within the knowledge of the highest Saudi officials.”
Officially confirmed the details of a report published Monday in Turkish Provisional Sabah newspaper, which said that the two men – a chemist and a toxicologist – were part of a delegation of Saudi investigators sent to Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed.
As of October 12, the two men regularly visited the consulate for a week, the paper reported.
“We believe the two individuals came to Turkey only to cover up evidence,” said the official.
Zeynep Karatas contributed to this report.