Khashoggi killing: Turkey reportedly gets permission to inspect well inside Saudi consulate

Written By: Kartikeya Sharma WION
Istanbul, Turkey Published: Oct 25, 2018, 11.48 AM(IST)

Khashoggi killing: Turkey reportedly gets permission to inspect well inside Saudi consulate Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Last week Saudi Arabia had conceded that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate leading to worldwide condemnation.

Turkey continues to probe the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was reportedly killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

WION has learned from Turkish sources that Saudi Arabia has reportedly given permission to authorities to investigate the well inside Saudi consulate for clues related to Khashoggi's disappearance.

Last week Saudi Arabia had conceded that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate leading to worldwide condemnation.

Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince Salman speaking at the investor's summit at Riyadh said the death of Khashoggi will not harm relations with Turkey even as President Erdogan in a televised address demanded answers from the Saudi government over the sudden disappearance and the subsequent murder of the US resident.

Prince Salman vowed to bring Khashoggi's killers to justice.

"We will prove to the world that the two governments (Saudi and Turkish) are cooperating to punish any criminal, any culprit and at the end justice will prevail," Prince Mohammed had said.

Despite Prince Salman's insistence, the West including President Trump has openly pointed fingers at the Saudi regime.

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron told King Salman in a phone call that his country in coordination with partners could take action against those held responsible for the murder.

Britain had said earlier that Saudi Arabia's explanations lacked credibility as Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Prince Salman.

"The incident that happened is very painful, for all Saudis... the incident is not justifiable," the Crown Prince said while asserting that  Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together "to reach results" on a joint investigation while describing the cooperation as "special" even as President Erdogan hit out against the Saudi regime in a televised address beamed live around the world.

President Trump said he wanted to believe Prince Mohammed when he said lower level officials were to blame for Khashoggi's death but added that "the prince is running things over there more so at this stage, he's running things and so if anybody were going to be, it would be him."

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