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Erdogan Unveils Truth About Khashoggi’s Murder

Erdogan Unveils Truth About Khashoggi’s MurderTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is addressing the parliament during which he will reveal what he called the “naked truth” about the murder in the Saudi consulate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

His speech is set to have major implications for the case and relations with Riyadh.

Just three hours before Erdogan was expected to deliver his speech to ruling party lawmakers, a major Saudi investment forum opened under the heavy shadow of the murder after key delegates pulled out.

The murder of the Washington Post contributor has damaged the international reputation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has spearheaded a reform drive in the kingdom.

Erdogan Unveils Truth About Khashoggi’s Murder
Erdogan Unveils Truth About Khashoggi’s Murder

Saudi Arabia only confirmed the killing more than two weeks after the event. The killing has alarmed even Saudi Arabia’s staunchest Western allies.

US President Donald Trump said he was “not satisfied” with Riyadh’s explanations.

A former royal family insider turned critic of the Saudi crown prince, Khashoggi, 59, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect a document for his upcoming marriage.

Reports in pro-government Turkish media have suggested he was slowly strangled in an operation by a 15 person assassination team. But these claims have yet to be confirmed on the record and Khashoggi’s remains have also not been found.

In a sign of the significance of the speech, the Turkish presidency is unusually offering live feeds in English and Arabic translation as well as the original.

Saudi Arabia only confirmed the killing more than two weeks after the event. The killing has alarmed even Saudi Arabia’s staunchest Western allies. US President Donald Trump said he was “not satisfied” with Riyadh’s explanations.

A former royal family insider turned critic of the Saudi crown prince, Khashoggi, 59, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect a document for his upcoming marriage.

The case has shone the spotlight on the crown prince, who was credited with reforms including giving women the right to drive but is now accused of having ordered Khashoggi’s murder — a claim Riyadh denies.

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