On October 20, Omer Celik, a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Turkey, told reporters that Turkey will reveal all the details of the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi once the investigation is completed.
“Turkey will uncover whatever happened. No one should have doubts about that,” the Turkish Anadolu Agency quoted Celik as saying.
AK’s spokesman also revealed that Turkey’s President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is personally determined to solve the case by all means. At the same time Celik stressed that Turkey will not hold anyone responsible until the investigation is over.
A day earlier, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that Khashoggi was murdered during what was described as a “quarrel and a brawl” with personnel he met inside the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The Saudi Public Prosecution detained 18 suspect, while many senior officials in the General Intelligence and the the Royal Court were sacked by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
U.S. President Donald Trump had welcomed the results of the Saudi investigation and called it “credible.” However, this stand may change dramatically, if Turkey revealed facts that contradict to the Saudi “investigation” claims.
It’s intersting to note how Washington reactoed to news about the murder of journalist in the Saudi consulate. If one assumes that this was a consulate of China or Russia, the US would already impose additional sanctions and kick off a large-scale diplomatic and propaganda campaign using this incident as a pretext to propel own interests. Nonetheless, in the case of Saudi Arabia, the US prefers to ingore its own propaganda of the “democratic values”.