Saudi Arabia welcomes Turkish Khashoggi case cooperation

Saudi Arabia welcomes Turkish Khashoggi case cooperation
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on Oct. 2. (AFP)
Updated 12 October 2018

Saudi Arabia welcomes Turkish Khashoggi case cooperation

Saudi Arabia welcomes Turkish Khashoggi case cooperation
  • A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Friday "expressed a high appreciation of such a positive move"
  • Turkey said on Thursday it had accepted a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cooperate on the investigation

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the Turkish presidency’s positive response to Saudi Arabia's request to set up a joint working group to investigate the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Friday "expressed a high appreciation of such a positive move" and that it had full confidence in the joint action team through to carry out the tasks that it was entrusted with.

Turkey said on Thursday it had accepted a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cooperate on the investigation.

Khashoggi, a Saudi national and journalist who had been based in the US, has been missing since Oct. 2, when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

A security delegation consisting of Saudi investigators arrived in Istanbul on Saturday to participate in the investigations.