A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling party vowed Saturday that the government would “uncover what has happened” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as skepticism mounted over Saudi Arabia’s account that the U.S.-based columnist was killed Oct. 2 during a fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
The Saudi explanation — that an argument in the consulate led to a fatal brawl — is at odds with the conclusions of Turkish investigators, who believe that Khashoggi was deliberately killed by Saudi agents who had been dispatched to Istanbul for the purpose. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was a prominent critic of the Saudi leadership.
‘The Saudis still aren’t coming clean’: Doubt expressed on explanation of Khashoggi’s death
Saudi Arabia said the journalist was killed in a fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.