The Saudi public prosecutor heading the investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Istanbul overnight, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Monday.
The prosecutor\s arrival, comes ahead of expected talks with the Istanbul chief prosecutor.
The death of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked global outrage and pitched the world’s top oil exporter into crisis.
Saudi public prosecutor Saud Al Mojeb said this week the killing was premeditated, contradicting a previous official statement that it happened accidentally.
Turkish prosecutors have also prepared a request for the extradition from Saudi Arabia of 18 suspects who were arrested by Riyadh as part of the investigation.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that those behind the killing would be prosecuted in the kingdom.
Turkey has said it shared information regarding the investigation with other countries, including the U.S., Germany, France and Russia.(Reuters/NAN)