Turkish president to reveal ‘naked truth’ about Khashoggi killing


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he will reveal ‘naked truth’ about Khashoggi’s killing on Tuesday (October 23).

He will deliver a statement revealing the truth on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting of the Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Sputnik International quoted Erdogan as saying, “We continue to seek justice, this is not an ordinary case. Why 15 people came to Turkey on the day of Khashoggi’s death? Why 18 people were arrested? I will make a detailed statement in an address on Tuesday.”

The statement comes post Saudi’s admission of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday admitted that the killing of the Saudi journalist was a mistake and a rogue operation.

The journalist went missing on October 2 after cameras captured him walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was, however, declared dead by Saudi Arabia after two weeks of denial about any information on his disappearance.

Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General confirmed that preliminary investigations indicate that the journalist died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a brawl within the premises.

Saudi has received severe backlash from the killing as many investors have already withdrawn their funds from the oil rich country. Yesterday UK, France and Germany demanded more evidence to back Saudi’s investigation, which many argue was a cover-up.