Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows on Sunday to reveal the truth about assassination and reported dismemberment of the veteran journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul within 48 hours.
Sputnik International quoted Erdogan as saying, “We continue to seek justice, this is not an ordinary case. Why 15 people [from Saudi Arabia] came to Turkey [on the day of Khashoggi’s death? Why 18 people were arrested? I will make a detailed statement in an address to the [parliamentary AKP] fraction on Tuesday.”
On Sunday, finally Mr. Erdogan broke his silence on Khashoggi’s case and promised to reveal all the details from what his spokesmen are now calling a Saudi cover-up. In a televised speech he said “We will reveal it…It will be revealed in full nakedness.” The statement comes after Saudi’s admitted that the journalist has been killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday has agreed that the killing of the Saudi journalist was an error and a rogue action.
Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after cameras captured him walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. After two weeks of denial about any information on his disappearance, he was however, declared dead by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General confirmed that initial inquiries show that the journalist died inside the consulate in Istanbul after a scuffle within the consulate.