Turkey’s Erdoğan says details of Khashoggi’s death to be revealed on Tuesday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday announced the details surrounding the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be revealed on Tuesday, independent news site T24 reported.

"Why did the 15 men come here, why were 18 people arrested - all of these should be explained in detail. I am going to detail these during my [leading Justice and Development Party (AKP)] parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday. I am going to go into details at that time,’’ Erdoğan said during an opening ceremony for a railway line in İstanbul.

The death of Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist known for criticism of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who entered the Saudi consulate in İstanbul on Oct. 2 and never emerged, has created international outrage.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday said Khashoggi had died in a fistfight at the consulate, following two weeks of denial, while Turkish officials maintain a 15-man Saudi team killed the 60-year-old journalist in the building.