Khashoggi’s friends demand return of remains for proper funeral

Istanbul (CNN)Friends of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist killed in disputed circumstances in his country’s consulate in Istanbul, have demanded that authorities in Riyadh produce his remains.

After nearly three weeks in which it denied anything untoward had happened at its diplomatic premises in Turkey, Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi had died but said it was the accidental result of a brawl.
Speaking to reporters outside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Saturday, Turan Kislakci, the head of the Turkish Arab Media Association and a friend of Khashoggi, called on Saudi Arabia to hand over the journalist’s body.

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