Saudis ‘must co-operate’
TURKEY’S justice minister has renewed a call on Saudi Arabia to co-operate in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying “no one can escape responsibility”.
Abdulhamit Gul said yesterday that Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb – who spent three days in Istanbul as part of a joint TurkishSaudi probe – had failed to answer Turkish investigators’ questions about the location of the writer’s remains as well as who ordered the killing.
“We expect these questions to be answered swiftly,” Mr Gul said. “No one can escape responsibility. This issue has become a world matter.
“It is not an issue that can be covered up. We want the Saudi authorities to enter into close co-operation with us.
“They have to support (the probe) so that the entire incident is brought to light.”
Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, announced on Wednesday that The Washing
ton Post columnist was strangled immediately after he entered the consulate.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday said it would be a “handful more weeks” before the US has enough evidence in the case to impose sanctions on the Saudis. He said they were “reviewing putting sanctions on the individuals that we have been able to identify”.