Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that on Tuesday (October 23) he will deliver a statement revealing the truth on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Sputnik International quoted Erdogan as saying, "We continue to seek justice, this is not an ordinary case. Why 15 people [from Saudi Arabia] came to Turkey [on the day of Khashoggi's death? Why 18 people were arrested? I will make a detailed statement in an address to the [parliamentary AKP] fraction on Tuesday."
The statement comes post-Saudi's admission of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday, October 21 admitted that the killing of the Saudi journalist was a mistake and a rogue operation.
Dissatisfied with Riyadh's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, the European Union has demanded an in-depth probe into his killing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in a joint statement said, "The information available about events in the Istanbul consulate is inadequate."
After two weeks of denial, Saudi Arabia's Attorney General confirmed that preliminary investigations point towards the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The journalist went missing on October 2 after cameras captured him walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was, however, declared dead by Saudi Arabia after two weeks of denial about any information on his disappearance.
Saudi Arabia's Attorney General confirmed that preliminary investigations indicate that the journalist died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a brawl within the premises.