By Omer Aydin
PARIS (AA) – Canada is among the countries Turkey has shared recordings with about last month’s killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Canadian premier said Monday.
“Canada’s intelligence agencies have been working very closely on this issue with Turkish intelligence and Canada has been fully briefed on what Turkey had to share,” Justin Trudeau told reporters at Canada’s Embassy in Paris, where Trudeau attended weekend Armistice Day ceremonies.
Trudeau said he had not personally listened to the recordings but Canada’s intelligence services had.
On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had shared recordings about the Oct. 2 Khashoggi killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul with Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Germany, France, and the U.K.
Trudeau added that he had discussed the slain journalist's case with Erdogan in a recent phone call, as well as in a ceremony on Sunday marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
In that Oct. 26 phone call, both leaders agreed “all aspects of the murder” must be made public so that the killers can be held accountable, according to Turkish presidential sources.
Trudeau also told reporters that he had thanked Erdogan for his “strength in responding” to the case.
Khashoggi, a Saudi national and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Once inside, he was immediately strangled and then dismembered, according to the Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office.
After weeks of denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s whereabouts, Saudi Arabian officials admitted that he was killed there.
* Jeyhun Aliyev contributed to this story from Ankara