Saudi asks Turkey to postpone searching its consulate
Saudi authorities have asked Turkey to postpone searching its consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is believed to have been killed last week, Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak reported yesterday.
Publish date : Thursday 11 October 2018 13:57
Turkey had announced yesterday that it would search the consulate
as part of its investigation in to Khashoggi’s disappearance. The journalist has not been seen since he entered the building last Tuesday.
Khashoggi was inside, 15 Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and entered the consulate.
Khashoggi lived in self-imposed exile in Washington, US, for fear of retribution for his criticism of the Saudi regime, its war on Yemen, crackdown on dissent
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said
he is following the case closely, calling on Riyadh
to prove its claim that Khashoggi had left the consulate.