Turkey will reveal all secrets today in the case of the murder of Khashoggi



A spokesman for the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said his country vowed not to keep any secrets and to fully disclose the truth in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“It was clear from the beginning not to hide any details in the case,” Ibrahim Qalin said.

He also stressed the importance of his country’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and said, “Saudi Arabia is a brotherly and friendly country, and we have multiple partnerships that we do not want to endanger, but a great responsibility for the kingdom to disclose the circumstances of this case.”

The Saudi novel about the killing of Khashoggi, which she said was a “rogue operation”, sparked international outrage.

In a related context, White House adviser Jared Kushner said he urged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to deal transparently with the case of the killing of Khashoggi.

Kushner  added that he told him that “the whole world is watching” the Riyadh telling about the issue.

What is Saudi telling about the issue?

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said earlier that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a serious mistake and denied that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered him killed.

In an interview with Fox News, Jubeir said that individuals might have tried to conceal the order from his government, which he pointed out was unaware of.

Who are the suspects in the “liquidation team” of Khashoggi?

Jubeir said “The individuals who did this did it outside their authority. Obviously, a serious mistake was made, and the error was aggravated by the attempt to cover it.

“We want to make sure that those responsible for the death of Khashoggi will be punished,” he said.

As the Saudi foreign minister said, “We don’t know where the body is.”

Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 October.

So far, Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 18 people, sacked two of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s aides, and set up a body under his presidency to reform the intelligence apparatus.

Saudi Arabia initially said he left the building unharmed, but admitted for the first time on Friday that he had died, saying that he had been killed in a clash of hands.

What are the international reactions about Khashoggi’s murder?

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was “dissatisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s official version of what happened inside the consulate.

Britain, France and Germany issued a joint statement to the three countries stating that the explanation of the death of Khashoggi as a result of a “quarrel with hands” inside the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul needs to be “supported by credible facts.”

Britain, France and Germany expressed shock at the death of Khashoggi, saying, “There is no justification for this killing, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms.”

She indicated that she would not issue any provisions until a detailed explanation was provided.

“So we ask that the investigation be conducted thoroughly so that the responsibilities are clear, and that there be accountability and trials for any crimes committed,” the statement added.

But many neighboring countries of Saudi Arabia and its allies have expressed support for the kingdom.

Kuwait praised King Salman for handling the case. Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE were among the countries that expressed support for Saudi Arabia.


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