How to kill Khashoggi: Turkey first reported, official data

On Wednesday, Turkey issued the first official report about the circumstances of the death of a famous journalist and social activist Jamal Khashoggi. The authorities claim that Khashoggi was killed right after he was in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

Как убивали Хашогги: Турция впервые сообщила официальные данные

Any evidence in support of this version of Ankara have not yet submitted.

The official statement reads as follows: “In accordance with a pre thought out plan, Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death right after he came to the Consulate of Saudi Arabia”.

Then his body was dismembered and destroyed, as it was planned in advance, the statement said.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, known for his criticism of the Saudi authorities, went missing on 2 October, after went to the Consulate General of his country in Istanbul with the divorce papers.

His body has not been found, but Turkey, USA and Saudi Arabia recognize that he was killed at the Consulate.

Information about the circumstances of his death still remain controversial.

The General Prosecutor of Turkey, Irfan Fidan said that his meeting with Saudi counterpart, held Monday, produced no concrete results.

What Turkey says?

Turkey does not directly accusing Saudi Arabia in the murder of a journalist.

But on Wednesday, a senior representative of the ruling party said that the murder could not be committed without an order of someone in leadership.

Saudi Arabia argues that none of the members of the Royal family not involved in this.

Earlier, an unnamed representative of the Turkish authorities told the media that they have audio and video evidence about the last moments of life Khashoggi, but nothing of the kind was not made public.

Turkish media, citing its sources have published details of murder of the journalist, arguing in particular that before his death, he was tortured.

His fiancée is a citizen of Turkey, Hatice Cengiz last week gave an interview to a local television station and said that I would never have allowed him to enter the Consulate if I could suggest that the Saudi authorities planned to kill him.

What Saudi Arabia says?

The attorney General Moheb Saud during his visit to Istanbul met twice with Irfan Fidinam, visited the Consulate and talked with representatives of the security service of Turkey. He returned to Saudi Arabia without making an official statement.

When it was reported about the disappearance of Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia said that the journalist left the building unharmed.

After some time Saudi Arabia has confirmed the fact of death Khashoggi, suggesting that he died during the fight. Later the authorities admitted that the murder was premeditated, but it was done without the knowledge of the authorities.

In the end, Saudi Arabia said that Khashoggi was killed and she intends to find out all the facts concerning his death.

He was arrested 18 people who will be tried in Saudi Arabia. Turkey demands their extradition.

What others say of the country?

Saudi Arabia came under heavy criticism for the death of a journalist, including from the allies, which require explanation.

The US President Donald trump said that the Saudis dubbed version doesn’t suit it. But he also noted that it is not ready to sacrifice lucrative contracts on arms sales to the country.

Meanwhile, the United States launched a petition to rename part of the road from the Saudi Embassy in Washington in honor of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the death Khashoggi is a terrible crime.

He noted that France will impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia, but did not go into details.

Foreign Minister of Britain, Jeremy hunt said that it is a monstrous crime, and added that the US and the UK have the opportunity to put pressure on Riyadh and other issues.

bbc.com

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