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Canada PM Justin Trudeau discusses Khashoggi killing with Turkish President

Canada PM Justin Trudeau discusses Khashoggi killing with Turkish President

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Oct 2018, 05:20 pm

Ottawa, Oct 26 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday interacted with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reports said.

Turkish officials said Erdogan has shared information about the killing of Khashoggi with Trudeau.

During the phone call on Friday, Trudeau and Erdogan agreed on the need to reveal "all aspects of the murder" to catch the killers.

Trudeau also said his country is also open to freeze arms export permits in concern with Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has said the Saudi's explanations of the killing of Khashoggi "lack consistency and credibility", CTV News reported.

She has reiterated the federal government's thorough investigation in collaboration with Turkish officials.

Khashoggi went missing on Oct 2. He was last seen alive entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

He lived in a self imposed exile and was a fierce critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, questioning his 'one man show' tactics.

The journalist was visiting the consulate to get paperwork for his upcoming marriage.

The kingdom has arrested 18 people so far, pertaining to the scribe's death.

Two close aides of the Crown Prince too have been removed from their positions.

The Saudi Intelligence Agency is also said to undergo a massive reform under the leadership of Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, both King Salman and the Prince called Khashoggi's son to condole the death of his father.