Turkey is in talks over a possible UN investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish foreign minister says. “We have discussed with the UN secretary-general and our counterparts, and will continue to discuss” a possible probe, Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a media conference in Ankara. The minister said there had been requests from the international body for an investigation while his counterparts during the recent Group of 20 summit in Argentina expressed “the will to make a joint application” to the UN. Cavusoglu saidthere has to be a formal request, which then has to be approved by the UN Security Council before any UN investigation could begin. Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post residing in the US,was murdered after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork ahead of his wedding to his Turkish fiancee. The 59-year-old former Saudi insider was strangled before his body was cut up by a team of 15 Saudis sent ...

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