Kremlin Commented the Loss of the Saudi Journalist
OREANDA-NEWS Russia is unlikely to intervene in the situation around the missing Saudi journalist, Moscow expects that this issue will be resolved in a legal framework, said the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"I do not think that we should somehow interfere or discuss or sort through the bones of the situation with the Saudi journalist. Cooperation between the Turkish investigative authorities and Saudi diplomats is being carried out, which, of course, causes our satisfaction. We expect that without any unfounded accusations the situation will be resolved in the legal framework," Peskov said on the air of the first channel.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who works as a columnist for the American newspaper Washington Post and has been living in the US since 2017, disappeared in Turkey on October 2 after he entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.
According to authorities in Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after he left the Consulate, and the mission was cooperating with the Turkish authorities to clarify the circumstances of his disappearance. However, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Saudi Arabia must prove its innocence to the disappearance of the journalist, and its explanations in connection with this situation are unconvincing. As the representative of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy, Turkey has received from Saudi Arabia the permission to visit its Consulate in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance Jamal Khashoggi.
Earlier, Turkish media reported that during the first inspection of the building of the Saudi Consulate General, Turkish experts took soil samples in the courtyard of the building, and also used ultraviolet radiation to search for traces of blood inside the building. Inspection of the diplomatic mission lasted more than 9 hours. According to media reports, police allegedly found in the building of the evidence pointing to murder Jamal Khashoggi.