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26/10/2018 17:23 BST

Khashoggi Murder: Turkish Prosecutors Demand Extradition Of Saudi Arabian Suspects

Turkey's president has sharply criticised the kingdom's handling of the case.

Turkish prosecutors have requested the extradition from Saudi Arabia of 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to state media.

It comes as Turkey’s president sharply criticised the kingdom’s handling of the case.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor will arrive in Turkey on Sunday as part of the investigation and will meet Turkish counterparts.

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Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi 

On Thursday, Saudi prosecutors said Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated, citing Turkish evidence and changing the country’s account again to try to ease international outrage over the murder of a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkey has other “information and evidence” about the killing by Saudi officials after Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2, and it will eventually reveal that information, Erdogan said.

What the US president Donald Trump called “one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups” was revealed to the world by Turkish leaks of information, including references to purported audio recordings of the killing, and security camera footage of the Saudi officials involved as they moved around Istanbul.

Key mysteries remaining include whether the killing was carried out with the knowledge of the crown prince, who denies it, and the location of Khashoggi’s body.