Oct 23, 2018 12:55 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Apr 15, 2019 09:10 Asia/Tehran]
  • Erdogan: Khashoggi killing planned in advance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a speech to the Turkish parliament on Tuesday has said there is strong evidence that Jamal Khashoggi's killing was planned.

According to an Iran Press report, Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said on Tuesday in parliament that Khashoggi was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul based on a carefully planned operation, and was killed there.

He added "Turkey said from beginning that it would not remain silent."

Saudi Arabia admitted on Saturday that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died shortly after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and claimed that he was killed in a “fist-fight”.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain a document certifying he divorced his first wife so he could remarry. He has not been seen since.

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