Full truth on Khashoggi’s killing not told: Danish PM

By Davut Colak

COPENHAGEN (AA) – All the facts about the murder of Saudi journalist have not yet been revealed, Danish prime minister said on Saturday.

“The fact that the Saudis last night confirmed that he died, after previously insisting he left the consulate alive, shows that we haven’t been told the full truth,” Lars Lokke Rasmussen told state broadcaster DR.

“And we must insist on getting that,” Rasmussen added.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, had gone missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

After days of denying to know his whereabouts, Saudi Arabia on Saturday claimed Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate.

Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday that 18 Saudi citizens have been arrested over links to killing of Khashoggi.

On the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while he was still inside, according to Turkish police sources. All of the identified individuals have since left Turkey.

A joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case on Thursday after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.