Tayyip Erdoğan Turkish President on Tues offered a lot of details of how Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed earlier this month, saying that it absolutely was likely a “planned operation.”
Khashoggi created an initial visit to the Saudi diplomatic building in Stamboul on Sept. 28, Erdogan said. The team that planned his murder was later notified and several other members of the consulate employees were “rushed back” to Saudi Arabia, indicating that the planning seemingly occurred there.
One day before Khashoggi’s disappearance, Erdogan continuing, Saudi officers performed intelligence operation work in Istanbul and in a forest outside of town.
A team totaling fifteen Saudis, who flew into Istanbul on October. 1 and 2, met on the morning of October. a pair of before Khashoggi’s arrival. The team removed the hard drive from the consulate’s security camera system, in line with Erdogan. they all left Turkey at intervals hours of arriving. Erdogan additionally confirmed that a “body double” dressed like Khashoggi was used following the murder.
BREAKING: Turkish president says writer Khashoggi was victim of savage murder, says there can be no cover up.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 23, 2018
The Turkish secretary of state Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tues that proof uncovered throughout the investigation has nevertheless to be shared with any country, per Turkey state-run Anadolu News, but that Turkey was “ready to collaborate in a possible probe into Khashoggi case at United Nations, international courts.”
“Jamal Khashoggi’s killing may be a violently planned and a really complicated murder, that was being lined up,” Omer Celik, AKP spokesperson, said at the party’s headquarters in Ankara on Mon. “I hope those accountable for Khashoggi’s killing are punished and nobody ever thinks of repeating this.”
Speaking to reporters on Mon, Erdogan’s spokesperson Abraham Kalin said: “The line our President place since the start of this case is very clear. The investigation can continue until the top.”