Turkey: We Have More Evidence to Share in Khashoggi Murder

Turkey’s foreign minister announced Tuesday that its government has “certain evidence” relating to the circumstances behind the slaughter of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post. reports. “After this investigation is finalized and we are certain, then we will continue to share the evidence with the public,” said Mevlut Cavusoglu. The information has already been shared with some Saudi investigators. And while Cavusoglu put pressure on the Saudi kingdom to determine who ordered Khashoggi’s killing, he reiterated his country’s belief that the hit was not ordered by King Salman. After speaking with Salman twice on the phone, the Post notes, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the king as not “the type of person who would issue a death order.” But the bad blood between the two countries persists: On Monday, a senior Turkish official claimed that at least two members of the 11-man team purportedly sent by Saudi Arabia to investigate Khashoggi’s death were instead working “for the sole purpose of covering up evidence.”