UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL (AP) – A United Nations (UN) human rights expert arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara yesterday.

Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said they are also expected to meet Turkey’s Justice Minister and the Istanbul prosecutor heading the investigation.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 last year. His remains have still not been found.

Turkish officials have called for an international investigation.

Saudi Arabia has indicted 11 people in the killing and is seeking death penalty against five of them.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. – AP