Erdogan demands Saudis extradite suspects in Khashoggi killing
Dec 02 2018
European Union leaders urged G-20 participants to address concerns about journalist safety and the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.
Their embrace comes amid reports that Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia have reached a pact to cut oil production when the OPEC cartel meets on December 6 in Vienna, to help shore up collapsing crude prices.
World leaders are in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a G20 summit.
US intelligence officials have reportedly concluded Mohammed bin Salman must have at least known of the plot to kill Khashoggi, who had written some columns for the Washington Post. During the king's annual address to the Shura Council on 19 November, the Khashoggi murder was not mentioned, but MBS's handling of the economy was praised.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Buenos Aires, Trudeau said he had a "frank" exchange with Saudi Arabia's de facto leader on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the imprisonment of blogger Raif Badawi and the recent diplomatic spat between Ottawa and Riyadh.
Prince Mohammed is taking part in the Buenos Aires summit in a bold signal that he remains in charge.
"She encouraged Crown Prince to ensure Saudi Arabia co-operated fully with Turkish authorities and worked to bring both investigations to an acceptable close".
The prince told world leaders that "unless the crime is proven, you can not blame Saudi Arabia", Erdogan quoted him as saying.
Mrs May also held talks with the summit's host, President Mauricio Macri, at which the long-standing dispute over the sovereignty of the Falklands took a back seat as discussions focused on trade.
Erdogan said: "We have never seen Khashoggi's murder as a political issue; for Turkey, the incident is and will remain a flagrant murder within the Islamic world", MEE reported, adding that Erdogan also said: "International public opinion will not be satisfied until all those responsible for his death are revealed".
"The world is a very risky place!" the statement began.
Mr. Trump has given Salman, known by his initials as MBS, the benefit of the doubt over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, arguing the U.S.