Top Saudi prosecutor visits courthouse in Istanbul

Saudi Arabia's attorney general on Monday met Istanbul's chief public prosecutor at the courthouse in the city over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saud Al-Mujeb, Saudi's top prosecutor, and the delegation accompanying him left the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse after around an hour and 15 minutes closed-door meeting with Irfan Fidan.

Mujeb had arrived in Istanbul in the early hours of Monday.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, had gone missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

After weeks of denying any knowledge of his whereabouts, Saudi officials on Oct. 20 admitted that Khashoggi had died inside the consulate building.

Turkish police have been investigating the case, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said 18 people arrested in Saudi Arabia over the killing should be sent to Turkey to face trial.

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