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Turkey urges adherence to U.N. report’s recommendations on Khashoggi murder

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday called on all U.N. member states and international institutions to insist on carrying out the recommendations made in a report by a U.N. rights investigator on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Earlier on Wednesday, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials were liable for Khashoggi’s murder.

In a statement late on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said the report confirmed the findings by Turkish authorities, while also determining that the premeditated killing was in violation of international laws and principles.

Turkey’s Erdogan says Khashoggi’s killers will pay the price, be held accountable
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
ANKARA (Reuters) – Those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will pay the price and be held accountable, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, in response to a U.N. report on the killing.

Earlier on Wednesday, Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for Khashoggi’s murder.

Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, has rejected the investigator’s report as “nothing new”.

Speaking at an event in Istanbul, Erdogan said the findings in Callamard’s report showed that Turkey had been mistreated in the process.

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 19, 2019 at 07:24PM

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