„Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his weekly address Tuesday to discuss in some rather political terms the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
On Oct. 2, the same day that Khashoggi went missing, Turkish authorities were already speaking with their Saudi counterparts about the journalist’s disappearance. A mere two days later, Erdogan summoned the Saudi ambassador to explain the situation.
It’s clear from the speed with which the Turks jumped into the case that they knew what was going on and that there was a political dynamic beyond internal Saudi palace intrigue involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance.
It was therefore no surprise when Turkish officials announced that they had recordings of what transpired in the Saudi consulate, where Khashoggi was last seen alive. In addition, a multitude of other evidence has since been leaked to the press.“ (…)