WORLD Saudi prosecutor visits Istanbul consulate to investigate into Khashoggi's death

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Saudi prosecutor visits Istanbul consulate to investigate into Khashoggi's death

Xinhua

02:49, October 31, 2018

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ISTANBUL, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor on Tuesday visited the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, local media reported.

The Saudi prosecutor Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb arrived at the consulate building, as part of the investigation into the death of Khashoggi, after his meeting with Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Irfan Fidan for the second time, the state-run Anadolu News Agency said.

On the previous day, the pair exchanged information about the murder of Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

According to the broadcaster TRT, the Saudi prosecutor asked the Turkish side to reveal all the images and videos related to the murder, but Turkish prosecutors rejected the request.

Saudi Arabia earlier admitted that the journalist was killed inside the kingdom's consulate and 18 people were arrested in the country over their alleged connections to the killing as a result of an internal investigation into the case.

Turkish prosecutors requested last week for the extradition of the suspects for trial in Turkey, while the Saudi side said they would be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia.

Turkish police and crime scene investigators have conducted searches in the Saudi consulate, the residence of the Saudi consul general as well as a forest in Istanbul, trying to find the body of Khashoggi.

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