Turkey issues arrest warrant for two senior Saudi officials Khashoggi murder December 6, 2018 at 3:50 am | Published in: Europe & Russia , Middle East , News , Saudi Arabia , Turkey Protestor dresses in Bin Salman mask and brandishes a bloodied saw in Washington DC on 2 October 2018 [Win McNamee/Getty Images] December 6, 2018 at 3:50 am A Turkish court has issued two arrest warrants for former Saudi Deputy Foreign Intelligence Chief, General Ahmed Asiri and Royal Court Adviser Saud Al-Qahtani for their involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October.
The Turkish prosecutor’s office said in a statement Wednesday it had filed warrants for the arrest of Asiri and Al-Qahtani; both were removed from their posts after the murder, after concluding that there is “strong suspicion” that they had been involved in planning for the assassination.
Khashoggi; a Washington Post Columnist was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October by a Saudi hit-squad.
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