Presidency’s Communications Director Prof. Altun: ‘Turkey will continue to serve the cause of justice for Khashoggi’

Presidency's Communications Director Prof. Fahrettin Altun said: "Republic of Turkey will continue to serve the cause of justice until Khashoggi’s body is found, the local collaborators are identified, and those who ordered the hit are revealed."

Presidency's Communications Director Altun made a statement to Reuters News Agency on recent developments concerning the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. 

Indicating that the objection of Bandar Bin Mohammed Al Aiban, the head of the Saudi human rights committee, to an international investigation into the Jamal Khashoggi murder was concerning, Altun told: 

“We find it difficult to understand why an official working in the field of human rights would possibly be unsettled by the efforts to shed light on all aspects of the Khashoggi murder, which received a global response. We would like to assume that Mr. Al Aiban’s remarks reflected his personal views rather than the official position of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – our friend and kin. It should go without saying that shedding light on the incident and bringing to justice all murderers and instigators is a requirement under our international order and a guarantee of the Kingdom’s international reputation.”

Noting that the incident should be investigated to the last detail without being politicized and by focusing solely on the cause of justice, Altun said:

"Adopting this approach since October 2, 2018 when the incident happened, the Republic of Turkey will continue to serve the cause of justice until Khashoggi’s body is found, the local collaborators are identified, and those who ordered the hit are revealed. In order to prevent any question marks in the international community’s mind about the sincerity of the judicial proceedings in Saudi Arabia, we urge Saudi Arabia to tell the world which individuals are currently on trial and on what charges."