US President Donald Trump said on Friday he found Saudi Arabia’s explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible, and termed it an “important first step.”
Turkish investigators have searched a forest in Istanbul as part of the probe into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Friday.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of “very severe” consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible.
Several rights groups have called on Turkey to urgently ask Secretary General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into possible extrajudicial execution of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The United Nation’s top human rights officials has called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know” about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.