THE KHASHOGGI CASE
Last month, the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi shocked the press and governments worldwide. The prominent journalist – a US resident and Washington Post columnist – was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey’s capital, on 2 October, but Saudi Arabia maintained for a couple of weeks that he was alive. As international pressure increased, the kingdom admitted the journalist died in a “fistfight.” But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed Turkey has strong evidence the “savage” murder was premeditated. Many more world leaders have condemned Saudi Arabia and demanded a full investigation, while threatening to cancel business and defence contracts.