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Khashoggi killing: Turkey wants arrest of Saudi officials

Written by Ayobami Sodiq
                      Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler and the deputy head of foreign intelligence two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.

It was based on suspicion of the officials’ complicity in planning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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The prosecutor’s office has concluded there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed al-Asiri, who were removed from their positions in October, were among the planners of the Oct. 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the officials said.

“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,” one of the Turkish officials said.

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