Saudi prince breaks silence over killing of journalist at consulate in Turkey
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has broken a three-week public silence over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, describing the journalist’s murder as a “heinous crime that cannot be justified”.
Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in “an investigation” over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Republic of Turkey currently ranks as the world’s leading jailer of journalists, with 73 behind bars at the end of 2017. Since a failed coup in the summer of 2016, the government has pursued a massive and brutal crackdown against thousands of its critics and opponents, both real and probably imagined. This has included U.S. citizens: Pastor Andrew Brunson was finally released after two years in custody on laughable terrorism charges earlier this month. Former NASA scientist Serkan Golge remains in prison.
The suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia is pushing the U.S. government toward a major internal confrontation over its role in the war in Yemen, one that could have significant consequences for a Saudi-led, U.S.-backed intervention that has exacerbated the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Turkish president calls for ‘highest ranked’ of those responsible to face justice
Turkish leader appears to tread carefully when it comes to revealing evidence but clearly wants answers
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had billed his speech in the Turkish parliament as the moment that the “naked truth” would come out over the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Instead, the circumstances remain partially clothed.
Turkish president on losing end of regional power struggle with Bin Salman now finds himself in the ascendant
At about noon on Tuesday two regional leaders are due to make landmark addresses. In Riyadh, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, will open an investment showpiece declaring the kingdom open for business. In Ankara, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is expected to make a speech that may well shut down the beleaguered kingdom.
Turkish president says details of journalist’s killing will be revealed in parliament
The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi to express condolences on the death of the journalist, who was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in disputed circumstances.
All eyes were on Turkey on Tuesday morning, in anticipation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ‘s promise to reveal the ‘naked truth” of the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Most suspected that he would present evidence
CNN publishes footage of man wearing clothes of journalist, who was killed at consulate earlier this month
The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War Amal Hussain, 7, is wasting away from hunger. The Saudi-led war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. Declan Walsh and Tyler Hicks reported from Hajjah and other areas of northern Yemen this