Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi was planned.
Khashoggi who was a tough critic of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
On Tuesday, Erdogan detailed the findings of the investigations by Turkish officials into Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Executive Director at Afro-Middle East Centre, Na’eem Jeenah joined Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to share more on this development.
The Turks have been releasing little bits of information on a daily basis with the intention it seems to me to try and convince the Saudi's to come clean and they never did. So Erdogan's statement today was calling on King Salman, Mohammad's father to take some action, and so he is still leaving the door open for the Saudi's to come clean.— Na’eem Jeenah, Executive Director at Afro-Middle East Centre
They have arrested 18 people they say. They have fired two quite senior people but what exactly firing means we are not sure. The demand that they descend to Turkey for trial, I don't thin the Saudi's would want to give into that.— Na’eem Jeenah, Executive Director at Afro-Middle East Centre
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