We are ‘patiently’ awaiting Saudi Crown Prince’s response on Khashoggi – Erdogan

Tue, Nov 13, 2018 | By publisher


Turkey says it is “patiently waiting’’ Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to reveal details on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish President, Recep Erdogan, was quoted by local media as saying this as he returned from an official visit to Paris on Tuesday.

“The crown prince says, `I will clarify the incident; I will also do what is necessary.’ We are waiting patiently,” Erdogan said, according to The Hurriyet Daily and other Turkish media.

Khashoggi, a journalist and critic of the Saudi leadership, was killed on Oct. 2 after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul to get the paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.

More than 40 days after his killing, Khashoggi’s remains have not been located. There is also no confirmation on who ordered the killing.

Erdogan said the culprits were “definitely’’ among the 18 suspects under arrest in connection with the incident, adding: “It must also be revealed, who gave them the order.”

Turkish authorities have been selectively leaking information to local media, including alleged recordings of the killing.

On Oct. 23, Erdogan revealed details of a premeditated murder by a 15-member Saudi hit team.

“The recordings, which Ankara has shared with several countries, are “a disaster” and “shocked” a Saudi intelligence official, who heard them,” Erdogan said.

He said that Turkey played the recordings to “all those who wanted them from us”, including Saudi Arabia, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany and Britain. (Dpa/NAN)

– Nov. 13, 2018 @ 13:32 GMT |