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UK demands answers over missing Saudi journalist in Istanbul

London, Oct 10 (GCNews) The United Kingdom has challenged the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

”Just met the Saudi ambassador to seek urgent answers over Jamal Khashoggi. Violence against journalists worldwide is going up & is a grave threat to freedom of expression. If media reports prove correct, we will treat the incident seriously – friendships depend on shared values”, UK’s foreign secretary tweeted.

Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and Turkey says he may have been murdered there.

However, Saudi Arabia has denied the suggestion.

Taking a tougher line than the Trump administration, a spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign Office said, if media reports surrounding the case were correct, the UK would treat the incident “very seriously”, a report in BBC News said.

Meanwhile, Turkey has said that it will conduct a search of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.

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Source : IndianExpose

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