Turkey calls in Saudi envoy over missing journalist case

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The newspaper's editorial board called on Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure he "is free and able to continue his work".

Multiple critics of the Riyadh government have been arrested under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison".

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2018.

"As we speak today, there [are] Saudi intellectuals and journalists jailed".

"We believe that Jamal Khashoggi is the consulate's 'host" and call for his immediate release, or to tell us where he is, ' Kislakci added.

"Given the Saudi authorities' pattern of quietly detaining critical journalists, Khashoggi's failure to emerge from the Saudi consulate on the day he entered is a cause for alarm", said Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We didn't want to move fast with unknown investors.


He went to Saudi consulate to complete some "routine paperworks" on Tuesday and has not been heard of since then, reports the Washington Post. Here I ask the Turkish government, as any normal person would, "where" is Mr Jamal?

'Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with money, ' the 32-year-old prince told Bloomberg in an interview, saying he loves to work with the U.S. leader.

Turkish authorities believe he remains inside the consulate, while Saudi officials say he left the compound. A television news channel he was in charge of was shut down after only 11 hours on air in 2015.

As the mystery persisted, the Turkish foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador "for an explanation, "media outlets reported".

But Turkish officials believe the journalist is being detained in the embassy.

"According to the information we have, this person who is a Saudi citizen is still at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul", Ibrahim Kalin said.


Commenting on Trump's complaint over oil prices, Prince Mohammed said: "We never in the history of Saudi Arabia decided that this is the right or wrong oil price".

"So Saudi Arabia needs something like around 2,000 years to maybe face some dangers".

His Turkish fiance, Hatice, who had also gone with him to the consulate, told the media that she was not allowed to go inside with him.

Khashoggi, who once acted as an adviser to the Saudi royal family, fled Saudi Arabia previous year amid a crackdown on the kingdom's intellectuals and journalists.

Turkey has avoided public criticism of Saudi Arabia, a regional economic power due to its oil wealth and home of Islam's two holiest shrines.

Eastern Province has been the scene of peaceful demonstrations since February 2011.


The protests have been met with a heavy-handed crackdown by the regime, with Saudi forces beefing up security measures across the province. Turkey's support of political Islamists, like the Muslim Brotherhood, also angers leaders in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, which label the organization a "terrorist group" threatening their hereditarily ruled nations.

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