UN rights envoy arrives in Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

A UN human rights expert has arrived in Turkey for a visit related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said they are also expected to meet the country’s justice minister and the Istanbul prosecutor heading the investigation.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Hasan Jamali/AP)</figcaption>
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Hasan Jamali/AP)

Mr Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

His remains have still not been found.

Turkish officials have called for an international investigation and complained of a lack of co-operation by Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people over the killing and is seeking the death penalty against five of them.

- Press Association

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