Turkish police investigating water sample from Saudi consulate well


Turkish police are investigating water samples taken from a well at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the killing of journalist JamalKhashoggi, broadcaster CNN Türk said on Oct. 25.

Turkish authorities on Oct. 24 were granted permission by Saudi officials to carry out inspections at the well after being initially denied access.

After first insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, Saudi authorities have given various accounts before on Oct. 25 acknowledging that evidence from Turkey indicates the killing was premeditated.

The affair prompted numerous high-profile political and business leaders to pull out of SaudiArabia’s Future Investment Forum (FII) in the capital Riyadh this week.

The event nevertheless went ahead and Crown Prince Mohammed addressed delegates on Oct. 24, when he denounced the “repulsive” murder of Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail.


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