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Turkey seeks arrest of Ahmad al Assiri and Saud al Qahtani for Khashoggi murder

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that arrest warrants be issued against two Saudi nationals close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish source close to the investigation said on Wednesday.

The chief prosecutor’s office in Istanbul filed an application on Tuesday to obtain the warrants for Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, described in court documents as being “among the planners” of the murder of the Washington Post contributor Khashoggi.
Saudi journalist Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom’s leadership, was last seen on October 2 entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul.
His disappearance had been shrouded in mystery and triggered an international crisis, with Turkish officials accusing Saudi Arabia of a state-sponsored killing.
After denying Turkey’s accusations for two weeks, Saudi Arabia finally admitted that the journalist was killed inside the consulate.

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