Erdogan calls death of Saudi dissident journalist "political murder"



Istanbul (dpa) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul "political murder."



 
He previously said in the same speech held in Ankara that there is "strong evidence" that the killing was planned days in advance by officials from Riyadh's consulate and a team from Saudi Arabia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Saudi King Salman to have the 18 people who were arrested in Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi tried in Turkey. Saudi Arabia initially denied any knowledge of his disappearance but later admitted he was killed inside the consulate. On Sunday, the kingdom's foreign minister officially called the killing "murder."
The country said a total of 18 people have been arrested in connection with the case.
Erdogan said earlier in the same speech held in Ankara that officials from Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul and a team from

 


Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
(dpa)
           


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