Dec 14, 2018 17:17 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 18, 2019 15:34 Asia/Tehran]
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Turkish president has said people close to Saudi crown prince had an active role in Jamal Khashoggi's murder and Turkey will not ignore or forget about this matter.

Iran Press/ Asia: In opening ceremony of Islamic Conference Organization Meeting in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would continue to chase the issue in order to reveal the naked truth behind the murder of Saudi journalist.

Turkish President said that voice recordings indicate some of those 15 people who came to Turkey to kill Saudi journalist were close to Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and had an active role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Iran Press reported.

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"Saudis initially had claimed that they were unaware of his fate, then claimed that he had left the consulate alive, but all of these were lies, because his fiancé was waiting for him outside of the consulate; then they claimed that he had a local assistant and then denied it likewise" Erdogan said. 

Referring to Saudi prosecutor's travel to Turkey with no clear information and mission, Turkish president added that he did not give any information to Turkish authorities and only tried to obtain some information from our intelligence officials.

Turkish president also stressed that his country would continue to chase the issue until the end to reveal the naked truth behind the murder.

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not a matter that should be disregarded, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October.

Saudi Arabia admitted weeks later that he was killed there, blaming his death on a group of rogue Saudi operatives.

Earlier, the US Senate passed two anti-Saudi resolutions, with one resolution forthrightly blaming Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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