Erdogan Calls For Khashoggi’s ‘Savage Murderer’ To Be Tried In Turkish Court

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with the Hungarian Prime Minister (not in picture) following official talks in the parliament building of Budapest on October 8, 2018. (Photo by A... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with the Hungarian Prime Minister (not in picture) following official talks in the parliament building of Budapest on October 8, 2018. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 23, 2018 6:36 am
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Turkey’s president has urged Saudi Arabia to reveal who ordered the “savage murder” of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, and said the 18 Saudis suspected of carrying it out should be tried in Turkish courts.

Addressing lawmakers of his ruling party in Parliament Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says all those responsible for the killing must be punished regardless of rank — from the person who ordered his death to those who carried out the killing.

He asked: “where is the body of Jamal Khashoggi?” For the first time, Erdogan also confirmed that a body double of Khashoggi was used as a decoy after he was killed.

Erdogan’s speech came as skepticism intensified about Saudi Arabia’s account that he died accidentally in its consulate in Istanbul.

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