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FM: Turkey has not revealed all the evidence on Khashoggi’s death

November 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm

An official waits in front of the Saudi consulate as the waiting continues on the killing of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on 21 October, 2018 [Muhammed Enes Yıldırım/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey has evidence concerning the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that it has not announced yet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

“Turkey has additional information to share when the investigation is fully completed,” he told reporters in Japan.

“A team of 15 men cannot come to Turkey to kill a Saudi citizen without orders,” he said, adding that “the people who killed Khashoggi received instructions from someone”.

“We have not been able to get answers from Saudi Arabia about who ordered the murder,” the minister said, stressing that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is confident that King Salman Bin Abdulaziz did not order Khashoggi’s murder.

“Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Saud Al-Mojeb did not answer the question concerning the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body. Saudi Arabia has a responsibility to inform us where the body is,” he said.

The Turkish minister explained that Ankara asked Riyadh to extradite the men Saudi detained for their involvement in Khashoggi’s murder to Turkey for questioning.

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