Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Today, the Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, is expected to arrive in Turkey to investigate the death of the Saudi journalist Jemal Khashoggi, the Turkish media reported Oct. 23.
It is reported that during the visit to Turkey, Haspel will meet with Turkish officials.
Other details of the visit are not reported.
On October 2, Khashoggi, known for his critical statements about the policy of Riyadh, disappeared when he visited the consulate general of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, where he came to obtain documents for registration of a marriage with a Turkish citizen. A few days later, the Turkish police launched an investigation into the disappearance case.
On October 20, the Saudi authorities reported that Khashoggi was killed as a result of a conflict in the consulate general.
The Attorney General of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saud al-Muadjib, said 18 nationals of the country are under investigation, whose identities have not been revealed. He also spoke about the dismissal of the adviser to the crown prince, General Ahmed al-Assiri, who held a high position in the intelligence services of the kingdom, and the adviser to the Royal Court in the rank of minister Saud al-Qahtani.
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