Memorial Service For Jamal Khashoggi In Washington

Memorial Service For Jamal Khashoggi In Washington

23 Oct media, citing the statement of the head of the Turkish party "Vatan" Perincek's said that fragments of the body Hashagg found in a well in the grounds of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. "We have to resolve our issues by our own will".

However, Wednesday's statement was the first official declaration from the Turkish prosecution.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., speaks at an event to remember Jamal Khashoggi in Washington.

Turkey has steered away from publicly blaming Saudi Arabia for the killing.

The whereabouts of Khashoggi's remains are unknown, and the U.S., Turkey, and other nations have called for Saudi Arabia to fully cooperate in a transparent investigation into his death.

"As responsible members of the worldwide community, we must reveal the identities of the puppetmasters behind Khashoggi's killing", he wrote.

Activists from the London-based NGO temporarily erected a mock street sign in front of the diplomatic compound, in the British capital's wealthy Mayfair district, in a symbolic gesture honoring Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi vanished after entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork for his marriage to his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz.

"This is another reason we were shocked and saddened by the efforts of certain Saudi officials to cover up Khashoggi's premeditated murder rather than serve the cause of justice", he said.

Turkey is trying to have 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia extradited so they can be tried in a Turkish court.




Khashoggi, at the time of his death was a resident of the United States, contributing to the Washington Post, having fallen out with the Riyadh regime.

The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.

The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler.

"For too long, they've operated under the impression that impunity is for them and that the rules are for others", he said.

During the call with President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Advisor John Bolton, Prince Mohammed said Khashoggi had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Islamist organisation, the Washington Post reported.

Erdogan, in an op-ed piece in the newspaper, said he did not believe "for a second" that King Salman had ordered "the hit" on Khashoggi and he also refrained from directly accusing the crown prince.

Although their U.S. visas have been revoked, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it would be a "handful more weeks" before the USA knew enough to impose sanctions on individuals involved in Khashoggi's killing.

Instead, they have pointed the finger at several high-ranking officials, including a top aide to MBS, Saud al-Qahtani, who was recently sacked as part of Riyadh's probe into what happened.

Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mujeb, along with a delegation, traveled to Turkey on October 28 and visited the prosecutor's office on October 29.

Khalid bin Ahmad tweeted that "despite the ongoing dispute, (Netanyahu) has taken a clear position on the importance of stability in the region and Saudi Arabia's role in consolidating that stability".

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