Erdogan reveals his ‘naked truth’

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By Lewis McLellan
23 Oct 2018

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan waded into the drama unfolding in the Middle East on Tuesday morning. He called the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “pre-meditated” and “political murder”, but stopped short of revealing new evidence and left investors unfazed.

Erdoğan said that the journalist’s disappearance on October 2 was planned days in advance, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s earlier claims that Khashoggi died in a brawl in the Saudi Arabian consulate or during a botched rogue extradition attempt. The Saudi prosecutor is reported to have acknowledged Khashoggi’s death was ...

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