Turkey seeks arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi murder

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the Jamal Khashoggi killing.

The journalist, 59, was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul before being murdered by a hit squad from the Kingdom on October 2 in an assassination that sparked international outrage.

This morning, the office of Istanbul’s chief prosecutor demanded arrest warrants for Saudi officials Ahmed al-Asiri and Saud al-Qahtani over the slaying.

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (pictured)

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (pictured)

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (pictured)

This morning, the office of Istanbul's chief prosecutor demanded arrest warrants for Saudi officials Ahmed al-Asiri (pictured) and Saud al-Qahtani over the slaying 

This morning, the office of Istanbul's chief prosecutor demanded arrest warrants for Saudi officials Ahmed al-Asiri (pictured) and Saud al-Qahtani over the slaying 

This morning, the office of Istanbul’s chief prosecutor demanded arrest warrants for Saudi officials Ahmed al-Asiri (pictured) and Saud al-Qahtani over the slaying 

In the messages Khashoggi described Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as like a 'pac man' devouring all in his path

In the messages Khashoggi described Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as like a 'pac man' devouring all in his path

In the messages Khashoggi described Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as like a ‘pac man’ devouring all in his path

It said there was a ‘strong suspicion’ that the pair, said to be close to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler were ‘among the planners’ of the murder of the Washington Post contributor. 

Al-Asiri, once deputy head of foreign intelligence, and al-Qahtani, a former top aide to the Crown Prince, were removed from their positions in October.

‘The prosecution’s move to issue arrest warrants for Asiri and Qahtani reflects the view that the Saudi authorities won’t take formal action against those individuals,’ a Turkish officials said today.

More follows.  

Link hienalouca.com

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