Erdogan: The mystery of Khashoggi's corpse still unsolved
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country has not received any response from Riyadh about the whereabouts of the corpse of the murdered Saudi journalist, "Jamal Khashoggi".
Iran Press/ Asia: Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Erdogan said that the fate of Khashoggi's corpse remains a mystery, Iran Press News Agency reported.
Turkey's president also slammed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his denial of Saudi Arabia's links to the grisly murder of the dissident journalist, accusing the Kingdom of turning a blind eye to those involved in the Istanbul assassination."
"Saudi authorities are not adequately cooperating on Khashoggi case, and Ankara's questions from Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir in this regard remained unanswered," Erdogan reiterated.
He also told the audience there is evidence to show journalist Khashoggi had been choked to death in 7.5 minutes at Saudi Arabia's Istanbul Consulate on October 2nd.
Erdogan also demanded again that Saudi Arabia extradite the suspects in the slaying, saying that a trial in the kingdom was not satisfactory. Saudi authorities previously refused such a request.
However, as diplomatic pressure grew tremendously on Riyadh to give an account on the mysterious fate of its national, in an unexpected statement last month, Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb admitted that Khashoggi had been killed in a “premeditated” attack in the consulate.
Khashoggi's killing has put mounting pressure on Riyadh and "Mohammad Bin Salman", who Turkish officials - and reportedly the CIA - have concluded was behind the critic's death.