Erdogan said the supreme Saudi prosecutor will travel to Turkey on Sunday to meet with Istanbul prosecutors and argued that…
Erdogan said the supreme Saudi prosecutor will travel to Turkey on Sunday to meet with Istanbul prosecutors and argued that those responsible for killing him should be subject to trial in Turkey.
“Whatever happened, it comes down to these 18 people. If you’re determined to remove the suspicion and clear the air, these 18 people are in the bottom of this,” says Erdogan, calling up regional managers for his ruling justice and development party in Ankara.
If the Saudi people can not get the suspects to talk, Turkey comes, he says. “The event took place in Istanbul. Then send them to us and let us judge them, “he said.
After Saudi Arabia acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed on October 2 at its consulate in Istanbul, five senior officials were deprived, including bin Salman’s media chief and vice president of the Saudi intelligence service. Eighteen persons were arrested.
Riyadh claims that neither bin Salman nor King Salman knew the operation to target Khashoggi. US officials said that such a mission ̵
1; including 15 men sent from Riyadh – could not have been carried out without permission by bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler.
Erdogan described some of the statements made by the Saudi authorities as Khashoggi case developed as “very funny” and said that their strange increase had increased the responsibility of the Turkish authorities to act.  “These youth statements are inconsistent with the seriousness of the government’s affairs,” he said. “It is uppenba rt to kill (Khashoggi). But was? Where is the body? “
News from the Saudi lawyer’s planned trip to Turkey comes one day after he said that Saudi Arabia now believed that Kashoggi was killed in order to be “mediated” based on information from Turkish investigators.
The statement by General Shaikh Suood bin Abdullah Al Mojab, published by the state-run Saudi news agency, represented another significant change in the Saudi version of the events of the Washington Post columnist’s death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Riyadh originally claimed he had left the consulate alive.
CIA chief Gina Haspel informed US President Donald Trump about her outcome Thursday after her trip to Turkey, where she was sent Monday clearly to assess information that the Turks have gathered on Khashoggi’s death. Washington Post reported Wednesday that Haspel listened to sounds alleged by his interrogation and murder while she was in Turkey.
The White House confirmed that the briefing had taken place but gave no further details.
The Saudi government has met a massive condemnation from Western nations over Khashoggi’s death and its apparent coverage. However, Russia has not yet criticized the Kingdom.