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8 August, Saturday

Turkey begins trying 20 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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Turkey begins trying 20 Saudi nationals in absentia Friday over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul, EDNews.net reports citing Anadolu Agency.

A 117-page indictment prepared by Istanbul prosecutors accusing the Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome premeditated murder was accepted in April by Istanbul’s Heavy Penal Court No. 11.

The first hearing will be held at the Istanbul Caglayan Courthouse.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives shortly after he entered the country's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018 to obtain a number of marriage-related documents.

His body was never recovered.

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