Share

Fiancee hopes Saudi writer's killers will be punished

Share

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and other countries will soon submit a formal request to establish a U.N. committee to investigate the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish foreign minister said Friday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments came a day after U.N. human rights expert Agnes Callamard said Saudi Arabia had undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death, which she described as a “brutal and premeditated killing.”

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. His remains have still not been found.

Cavusoglu told reporters Friday in the southern Turkish coastal city of Antalya: “The (U.N.) secretary general or the human rights commissioner can realize the establishment of a committee to shed light on the truth.”

“Two days ago in Washington, D.C. we also evaluated this issue with foreign ministers from other countries,” Cavusoglu said. “In the coming days, along with some other countries, we’ll be making this request because there are still many unanswered questions.”

Trending:
The Biden Administration's Attempt to Immediately Shut Down Texas Abortion Law Just Crashed and Burned

Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee told reporters earlier Friday that she was hopeful that his killers will be punished and appealed to legislators in the European Union and the U.S. Congress to closely follow the case.

Speaking at the launch of a book about the journalist, Hatice Cengiz also said she believes that Saudi King Salman “has a conscience” and will support Turkey’s efforts to shed light on his killing.

Turkish officials have been frustrated by what they say is a lack of cooperation by Riyadh over the murder investigation and have called for an international inquiry.

After denying that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate for several weeks, Saudi Arabia indicted 11 people in the killing and is seeking the death penalty against five of them.

___

Corrects that minister was speaking in Antalya, not Istanbul.

The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



loading

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
Share
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
The Associated Press was the first private sector organization in the U.S. to operate on a national scale. Over the past 170 years, they have been first to inform the world of many of history's most important moments, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Shah of Iran and the death of Pope John Paul.

Today, they operate in 263 locations in more than 100 countries relaying breaking news, covering war and conflict and producing enterprise reports that tell the world's stories.
Location
New York City




loading

Conversation