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“Tell your boss job is done” Khashoggi killer’s phone record to Saudi prince’s aide

One of the members of killer gang that murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi phoned the Saudi prince’s aide shortly after the crime, say emerging reports. “Tell your boss” the mission is accomplished, reported the New York Times.

While Turkish intelligence acknowledges the prince is not mentioned by name, “your boss” was a reference to Crown Prince Mohammd bin Salman.

Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, one of the 15 Saudis sent to Istanbul to target Khashoggi, made the call and spoke in Arabic. Incidentally, Mutreb is security officer who frequently travels with the crown prince.

In US which rallied behind the probe to nail the culprits, the intelligence officials view the recording as some of the strongest evidence yet linking bin Salman to the murder.

Saudi officials have all along denied involvement of crown prince in the death of journalist Khashoggi, an arch critic of the Arab regime.

The Murder

CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate Tuesday oct 2nd at 13:14 local time Source : CNN
CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate before his death

On Oct 2, Khashoggi, a self-exiled Saudi journalist, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents showing he had divorced his ex-wife so he could re-marry.

Later his fiancee, who waited outside the diplomatic facility, was told by  staff that he had left by the back door.

When he failed to re-emerge, she reported the disappearance to police in a formal complaint.

Suspicion revolved around Saudi,as Khashoggi was a staunch critic of its regime. The Saudi government initially insisted that Khashoggi left the consulate alive, but later after Turkish probe, admitted that he died there in an “interrogation that went wrong”.

 

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Khashoggi Murder : Turkey seeks extradition of 18 Saudi suspects

Prosecutors in Turkey are mulling to seek extradition of 18 suspects allegedly involved in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Khashoggi.

Istanbul’s chief prosecutor office submitted its request to Turkey’s justice ministry, adding that the foreign ministry would formally request the extraditions.

“The reasoning behind the extradition request is that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Turkey by Saudi nationals who traveled to Turkey for this specific purpose,” a senior Turkish official said.

“It is clear that the judicial system in Turkey is better equipped to genuinely serve the cause of justice in this case,” the official added.

Turkey has much evidence on the murder
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara has more documents and information on the murder, which it will produce at appropriate time.

He was speaking to provincial members of his AK Party in the Turkinsh capital.

Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia to reveal who gave the formal order for the killing.

The Murder

CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate Tuesday oct 2nd at 13:14 local time Source : CNN
CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate before his death

On Oct 2, Khashoggi, a self-exiled Saudi journalist, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents showing he had divorced his ex-wife so he could re-marry.

Later his fiancee, who waited outside the diplomatic facility, was told by  staff that he had left by the back door.

When he failed to re-emerge, she reported the disappearance to police in a formal complaint.

Suspicion revolved around Saudi,as Khashoggi was a staunch critic of its regime. The Saudi government initially insisted that Khashoggi left the consulate alive, but later after Turkish probe, admitted that he died there in an “interrogation that went wrong”.