‘Only Turkish efforts can’t bring justice on Khashoggi’

GENEVA

Turkey’s permanent representative in UN Geneva Office said justice on Jamal Khashoggi murder could not only be achieved by Turkey’s efforts.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the anniversary of the Saudi journalist’s murder, Sadik Arslan said the anniversary of the issue reminded people the brutality of the journalist’s murder once more.

Arslan said Turkish officials made maximum efforts in order to reveal the truth on the murder.

“However, the realization of justice [on Khashoggi murder] is not a topic that can be achieved only by Turkey’s efforts,” he stressed.

Arslan said it is “very important” in this sense that UN, related states, international organizations and NGOs continue their interest on the issue.

Khashoggi, a Saudi national and columnist for The Washington Post, was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives in October 2018 shortly after he entered his consulate in Istanbul to acquire a marriage certificate.

After weeks of denying involvement, Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi had been killed at the consulate but claimed that the royal family had no prior knowledge of a plot to murder him.

According to reports by the United Nations and other independent organizations, he was murdered and dismembered. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accepted responsibility for the killing but denied ordering it.

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