Er­do­gan calls for trial in Is­tan­bul of Khashoggi sus­pects, terms death planned mur­der

The Miracle - - Middle East -

Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan on Tues­day called for the trial in Is­tan­bul of the Saudi sus­pects in the mur­der of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was in­tri­cately planned days in ad­vance. Er­do­gan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the “naked truth” about the killing and he gave a host of new de­tails while still say­ing Turkey wanted an­swers to key ques­tions, in­clud­ing who gave the or­ders. Hours be­fore Er­do­gan de­liv­ered his speech to rul­ing party law­mak­ers, a ma­jor Saudi in­vest­ment fo­rum opened in Riyadh un­der the heavy shadow of the mur­der af­ter key del­e­gates pulled out.The mur­der of the Wash­ing­ton Post con­trib­u­tor has dam- aged the in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion of Saudi Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man who has spear­headed a re­form drive in the king­dom.“My de­mand is that 18 peo­ple be tried in Is­tan­bul,” Er­do­gan said in a speech to rul­ing party law­mak­ers in Ankara, re­fer-

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.