On the brutal killing of world-renowned journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish president has promised to bring the ‘naked truth’ out sooner than later. The 59-old journalist, who interviewed Osama bin Laden several times and once persuaded him to quit violence, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, but was not observed leaving the building. Initially, the government of Saudi Arabia denied his death but admitted on October 20 that he was killed inside the consulate.
The Turkish president’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comment emerged from an investment conference in Saudi Arabia, which has been boycotted by many high-profile attendees due to the unexpected murder of the globally-acclaimed journalist. Hundreds of bankers and organization executives were expected to join the officials at Riyadh hotel for the Future Investment Initiative. This was an annual event that was conceptualized to assist the billions of dollars of foreign capital a kind of reform to interrupt the long going Saudi’s dependence on oil exports.
Regarding the sudden disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the spokesperson to Turkish president’s ruling AK party, Omer Celik said that they are confronting a situation that has been shockingly planned and later tried to cover up. He termed the journalist’s death “a complicated murder.”
The former editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel entered the Saudi Arabian consulate to obtain documents related to his planned marriage with Hatice Cengiz. He was a famous critic of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. After around 2 weeks of denial and claiming that the journalist left the consulate alive, the capital city Riyadh accepted that he lost his life during a fistfight inside the consulate. One of the Saudi officials accepted his death due to a chokehold, as reported by Gulf Business.
According to Sky News, the members of the personal guards of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A shocking claim has very recently popped up the journalist’s severed fingers were even flown back to Saudi Arabia as a macabre trophy for the crown prince. The crown prince always used to say that he would cut off the fingers of every writer who criticizes him, an outsider told Middle East Eye.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]