Turkey:World Must Probe Writer's Death 01/24 06:19

Turkey:World Must Probe Writer's Death 01/24 06:19

   ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister says the time has come for 
an international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal 
Khashoggi.

   Mevlut Cavusoglu told A Haber television on Thursday that the issue would be 
taken up with U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary 
Execution, Agnes Callamard, during her visit next week.

   The minister also suggested that many countries were trying to "efface" the 
killing to shield Saudi Arabia.

   The Washington Post columnist, who wrote critically about the Saudi crown 
prince, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.

   Riyadh has indicted 11 people over the killing and is seeking the death 
penalty against five of them. Critics see the move as an effort to distance the 
crown prince from the killing.


(KA)

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