TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkey vowed Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, state media reported.
"Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Nobody should ever doubt about it," said Omer Celik, spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), AFP reported.
He added that Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance.
Saudi Arabia claimed on Saturday that Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account US President Donald Trump said was credible but US lawmakers found hard to believe.
Saudi Arabia’s acknowledgement that Khashoggi died in the consulate came after two weeks of denials that it had anything to do with his disappearance, and followed growing demands from Western allies for an explanation of what happened.
Saudi state media said King Salman had ordered the dismissal of two senior officials: Saud al-Qahtani, a royal court advisor seen as the right-hand man to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri, a statement on state media said.
Saudi Arabia provided no evidence to support its account of the circumstances that led to Khashoggi’s death.