WORLD Saudi top prosecutor meets Istanbul's prosecutor over Khashoggi case

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Saudi top prosecutor meets Istanbul's prosecutor over Khashoggi case

Xinhua

03:14, October 30, 2018

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Saudi Arabrian prosecutor Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb. (Photo: AFP)

STANBUL, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor on Monday met with Istanbul's chief prosecutor over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported.

discussed with Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Irfan Fidan the details of the ongoing investigation into Khashoggi's death, the state-run Anadolu News Agency said.

Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Riyadh admitted that the journalist was killed inside the consulate and 18 people were arrested 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 will 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.

Al-Mojeb is reportedly expected to conduct an investigation at the Saudi consulate later on Monday. 

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