Norway Summons Saudi Ambassador Over Khashoggi Case

Mohammed bin Salman 'told White House' Khashoggi was a dangerous Islamist

Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after entering the consulate in Istanbul to collect marriage documents on October 2.

The Saudis have presented shifting stories about Khashoggi's fate, initially denying any knowledge before arguing that a group of rogue operators, many of whom belong to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's inner circle, were responsible for Khashoggi's death.

"I do not believe for a second that King Salman, the custodian of the holy mosques, ordered the hit on Khashoggi", Erdogan wrote.

"They aimed to ensure no sign of the body was left", said Aktay. Gruesome reports allege that he was murdered and his body dismembered by the team sent from Saudi Arabia to silence the Washington Post columnist for criticising MbS.

"This is what is understood from the prosecutor's statement", said Aktay, who was also close to the journalist.

"They should demand that the Saudi government immediately release all detained journalists and dissidents from prison".

In addition to marking one month since Khashoggi's death, today is also the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, as declared by the United Nations. Pompeo insisted the US doesn't "condone" Khashoggi's killing, but that the top priority is to make sure the US-Saudi relationship remains intact. The Saudi attorney general then acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated murder.

Erdogan added that there could be "severe consequences" if anyone commits such an act in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation country again, saying failure to punish the perpetrators could set a very risky precedent. "If anyone chooses to ignore that warning, they will face severe consequences", Erdogan warned in the op-ed piece.

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New York City police say two Saudi sisters whose bodies washed ashore on Manhattan's Hudson River likely committed suicide. The consulate added that it had already appointed a lawyer to follow the case in order "to avoid inaccurate reporting".

Accusing the Saudi consul in Istanbul of lying "through his teeth", Erdogan accused Mojeb of refusing to cooperate, stalling the process and not answering simple questions.

Considering the USA geostrategic and financial interests in preserving $450 billion-worth of deals with the Saudis, Donald Trump has yet to issue any definitive response over the journalist's murder. "Khashoggi was strangled to death and his body dismembered".

The chief prosecutor's office in Istanbul said that during those meetings, Turkey and Saudi Arabia had "agreed to investigate, search and uncover all details of the event from all angles and to bring those who carried out and planned it to ... justice".

Once an adviser to the Saudi royal family, Khashoggi fell out of favour with the government past year and went into self-imposed exile.

If Trump is unwilling to do anything about Khashoggi's death, what's stopping the Saudi government from going after Western journalists who write disfavorably of the Crown Prince inside Saudi Arabia?

Turkish Justice Minister pointed out that the global community and public opinion around the world are waiting eagerly to know the details of the murder of the Saudi journalist. "Well we've noticed and we're outraged and we will not forget".

"They believe that a government critic can disappear in their diplomatic mission and that those who care about justice will not notice or if they notice they will not object or if they object, they will not remember".

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