Turkish prosecutors say seek arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 05, 2018, 02.05 PM (IST)

The Turkish prosecutors have sought the arrest of two Saudi crown prince allies over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A day before Senior US senators had expressed their certainty over the involvement of Saudi crown prince in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Senators had said they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia`s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter.

Khashoggi, a US resident who was a columnist for the Washington Post, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

After repeated denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted in mid-October that Khashoggi had been murdered at the compound, but blamed it on a "rogue" operation.

The journalist died after being drugged and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first Saudi confirmation of how he was killed.

The journalist's body parts were then handed over to an agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said.

(With inputs from agencies)