Saudi public prosecutor: Turkish report says Khashoggi killing was premeditated

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The Saudi Public Prosecutor on Thursday said that a Turkish report has found that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul earlier this month was premeditated.

"The Public Prosecution received information from the Turkish side through the Joint Task Force between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Turkey indicates that the suspects in that incident had carried out their act with a prior intention," a statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency read.

"The Public Prosecutor's Office continues its investigations with the accused in the light of what has been reported and the results of its investigations to reach the facts and complete the course of justice."

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that 18 people were arrested over the killing of Khashoggi.

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