Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi case

Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi case

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that he will make a statement on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 23 during his party's group meeting at the parliament.

Khashoggi was last seen on Oct. 2 when he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. After days of denying to know his whereabouts, Saudi Arabia on Oct. 20 claimed Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate, Hurriyet daily recalls.

On the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while he was still inside, according to Turkish police sources. All of the identified individuals have since left Turkey.

A joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case on Oct. 18 after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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