Turkey & Saudi Arabia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan forcefully rejected Saudi Arabia’s claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fistfight at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan said it was a pre-planned killing. “To try and hide such a ferocious murder is against the conscience of humanity,” Erdogan told the Turkish Parliament in a speech that was still going on as we dropped this newsletter in your inbox. Erdogan gave a timeline of what Turkish officials think happened the day Khashoggi died, and he offered condolences to the slain journalist’s family. Click here for live updates on Erdogan’s speech. Meantime, surveillance footage obtained by CNN shows a Saudi operative wearing Khashoggi’s clothes in the hours after his murder.

Source: CNN

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