Turkey has given its first official statement on the fate of Jamal Khashoggi. “In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was choked to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia.” There is no consensus between the US, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey on how Khashoggi died, but all agree, he was killed the Saudi consulate. Turkish officials claimed that 15 Saudi men flew to Turkey for the scheduled meeting with Khashoggi specifically to kill him.
- Will the Saudi’s eventually admit to ordering the killing of Khashoggi?
- Is Turkey using this opportunity to get ahead in a regional power struggle?
- Will the US side with Turkey or the Saudis if Turkey and S Arabia disagree on events?