Turkey says Interpol issued red notices over Khashoggi murder

Turkey says Interpol issued red notices over Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish authorities requested red notices for 18 suspects in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in November 2018, as well as another two in December 2018, and Interpol has issued 20. (AFP/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)

ANKARA: Turkey on Thursday (Mat 14) said Interpol had issued red notices for 20 people in connection with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 last year.

An Interpol red notice informs the police agency's member states about a suspected criminal wanted in one country.

Turkish authorities requested red notices for 18 suspects on Nov 15 and for two on Dec 21 in 2018, the justice ministry said.

Interpol issued the notices on Mar 1, the ministry said on Twitter, without giving further details on the suspects.

Turkey has said the journalist was killed by a team of 15 Saudis who strangled him. His remains have yet to be found.

Eleven men are on trial in Saudi Arabia, accused of involvement in the killing. The attorney-general is seeking the death penalty for five of them.

Source: AFP/de

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