Turkey: Highest level of Saudi govt ordered writer's slaying

Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman

Israeli officials confirmed the Post's report to the Ynet news site, saying Netanyahu urged officials in Washington not to allow the close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to be undermined by the incident.

It also is pressing Saudi Arabia for information about who ordered Khashoggi's killing and the location of his remains.

The phone call is reported to have taken place on 9 October, a week after Khashoggi disappeared.

Held at the Mayflower Hotel, the memorial was organized by the Justice for Jamal Khashoggi campaign.

Khashoggi, 59, an outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017, when Saudi authorities launched a massive crackdown on dissent.

"Everybody is milking this", said Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. This is what is understood from the prosecutor's statement, said Aktay, as per AFP. While the Kingdom is restrictive and controversial in various and serious respects, it has under the Crown Prince begun to undergo reform and professed the desire to change in profound ways.

He said Turkey's friendship with Riyadh did not mean that Turkey could turn a blind eye to the killing of the journalist last month in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said it was an appalling act, adding that it had "possibly" given the U.S. and the UK a chance to put new pressure on Saudi Arabia over other issues.

Eden Hazard on course for Chelsea return vs. Crystal Palace
And it is this game from which Derby can gain confidence, with the Blues switching off defensively at times. Pulis managed Palace for eight months in the 2013-14 season, helping keep the team in the Premier League.

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is being remembered at a memorial service in Washington, D.C., on Friday, in an event that will include speeches from his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, and others.

"Khashoggi's body was not in need of burying", the official told the USA newspaper on the condition of anonymity.

"The whole world has been shocked by this grotesque killing, and it's vital that we don't let the outrage fade away without justice being done", said Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK's director, in a statement.

"We must all send a clear message that authoritarian regimes can not kill journalists ever again", she said.

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz, who waited outside the consulate as the journalist entered to obtain documents for their upcoming marriage, said what was done to his body was "brutal, barbaric and ruthless". With this tragedy, the Trump administration has taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on October 21 that a "tremendous mistake" had been made and those responsible would be punished - 18 suspects have been arrested in Riyadh.

She added, "It is now up to the worldwide community to bring the perpetrators to justice".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.