THE KHASHOGGI CASE

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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.

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