Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Khashoggi murder Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom's crown prince who was basking in his quick return to the world stage at the G20.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's presence at the summit of the Group of 20 powers in Buenos Aires demonstrated he was firmly in control, as he met with Western leaders and sealed an oil pact with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But the Turkish leader, also attending the G20, was visibly cooler toward the 33-year-old prince and on Saturday directly criticised him for the first time over the killing of Khashoggi, a royal confidant turned critic.
Saudi Arabia has said that 21 people are in custody and vowed to keep probing the killing of Khashoggi.