Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing writer
Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing writer - The
Tayyip Erdogan's comments appear aimed at slowly intensifying the criticism while balancing the need to maintain the kingdom's investments in Turkey and relations on other issues. Request for information and a thorough, transparent investigation. On his first international trip as president, Trump visited Saudi Arabia and announced 110 billion in proposed arms sales. Khalil Jahshan - Executive director of Arab Center turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing writer in Washington. Trump's remarks, on the other hand, came as prominent American lawmakers increasingly criticize Saudi Arabia - America's longtime security ally in the region. Meanwhile, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he has a call in to Khashoggi's fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, who has appealed to the president and first lady Melania Trump for help. Presenter: Hoda Abdel-Hamid, guests: Richard Murphy - Former US envoy to Saudi Arabia.
Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Officials familiar with the intelligence, said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi from his home in Virginia, where he lived most recently, to Saudi Arabia and then detain him. The kingdom calls the allegation "baseless but has not offered any evidence to explain why Khashoggi simply walked out of the consulate and disappeared though his fiance waited outside for him. Intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain Khashoggi. Source: Al Jazeera News. And the top US diplomat is urging Saudi allies to be open about what happened.