Kingdom to prosecute Jamal Khashoggi killers, says Saudi

Kingdom to prosecute Jamal Khashoggi killers, says Saudi

Kingdom to prosecute Jamal Khashoggi killers, says Saudi

Speaking with Turkish television network Haberturk in her first interview since Khashoggi's death, Hatice Cengiz said she "died every day" since Khashoggi was killed by Saudi officials inside the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkish authorities are demanding that Saudi Arabia turn over over his body, which was allegedly dismembered, as well as the extradition of 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia, accusing the team of "murder by premeditation, monstrous intent, or by torture".

Saudi Arabia has said five officials, including two who worked directly under the crown prince, have been relieved of their posts.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has said any suspects detained in the Khashoggi murder case will be tried in Saudi Arabia. There's a lot of money in Saudi Arabia, so much money, so wrestling is going back to Saudi Arabia as we wonder whether Saudi Arabia kills journalists with bone saws. Al Jubeir also praised the current USA administration's Middle East strategy, especially when it comes to containing Iran.

Turkey's increasing hardline stance against Saudi Arabia comes as Russian Federation injected itself into case, saying that it had no reason to doubt the statements of the Saudi King and Crown Prince that the Royal family was not involved in the murder.

Saudi authorities earlier arrested 18 men wanted by Ankara following an worldwide furore over the death of Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Saudi policies, who was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The kingdom claims that the killing was a rogue operation.

The remarks came amid a Turkish investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Jubeir told the security summit that Riyadh's relations with the United States were "ironclad" amid what he described as "media hysteria" over the murder of Khashoggi, a Saudi national and Washington Post columnist, whose murder has sparked outrage among Riyadh's Western allies and mushroomed into a crisis for Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and strategic ally of the West.

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As conflicting reports stack up, some leaders have been slow to condemn the country or call for sanctions - and many observers believe this is due to their financial reliance on Saudi gold.

Turkey will eventually reveal other "information and evidence" about the writer's killing, the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

The sale of weapons "has nothing to do with Mr Khashoggi".

"But he said he didn't", she says.

Trump has called the case "one of the worst cover-ups in history".

In a furious opinion piece published last night, Turki al-Dakhil, general manager of the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, warned the United States "will stab its own economy to death" if it tried to impose sanctions. After weeks of denying knowledge of whereabouts, and changing its story a number of times, Riyadh has said his killing was premeditated.

He said the remains had be found inside the well, but that has yet to be confirmed by Turkish investigators.

Mr Mattis said more measures would follow.

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