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Turkey calls for Khashoggi probe to be completed as 'soon as possible'

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 29, 2018, 04.33 PM (IST)

Turkey on Monday called for the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi be completed "as soon as possible", after Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor met with the head of the Turkish probe, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that cooperation between the two prosecutors "must not be drawn out or turn into a diversion. The investigation must be completed as soon as possible, so that the whole truth is revealed".

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.

Khashoggi was murdered after entering his country's Istanbul consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee. Gruesome reports have alleged that the Washington Post columnist was killed and dismembered by a team sent from Saudi Arabia to silence him.

(With inputs from AFP)

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Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that cooperation between the two prosecutors 'must not be drawn out or turn into a diversion. The investigation must be completed as soon as possible, so that the whole truth is revealed.'