Turkish prosecutor seeks arrests of Saudis over Khashoggi murder

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Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler and the deputy head of foreign intelligence on suspicion of planning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The prosecutor’s office concluded that there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and Ahmed Asiri, both removed from their positions following the murder, were among the planners of the murder, two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.

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