The Turkish authorities announced that the case of the killing of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, at his country’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018, was referred to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a session attended by Khashoggi’s fiancée, the Turkish researcher, Hatice Cengiz, according to CNN Arabic.
“The Turkish judiciary decided, on Thursday, to refer the case of the trial of those accused of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the Saudi judicial authorities,” according to what was reported by the official Anadolu news agency.
The agency continued, “The decision was issued by the 11th Criminal Court in Istanbul, which is responsible for examining the Khashoggi murder case, in a session in which the 26 defendants were absent.”
It added, “The session was attended by lawyers from the Istanbul Bar Association, representing the defendants, in addition to Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, and her lawyer.
The court announced its decision during the session to stop continuing to consider the case, and to refer it to the Saudi judicial authorities.