BFF-49 Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist

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Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist

RIYADH, Oct 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Saudi Arabia has welcomed a joint investigation with Turkey into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its official news agency SPA said Friday.

A Saudi official source said it was “a positive move” that Turkey had agreed to a Saudi request to form “a bilateral expert-level Joint Action Team to disclose the merits of the Saudi national Jamal bin Ahmed Hamza Khashoggi’s disappearance,” SPA said.

Riyadh has made little comment since Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering unconfirmed allegations that he was killed.

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