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Understanding the Jamal Khashoggi Case and Its Consequences

To comprehend the dissident Saudi Arabian journalist’s death and why it matters, start here.
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Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and never left. For more than two weeks, the world awaited answers about his disappearance. Days later, information began to leak from Turkish security officials and said that Khashoggi had been killed in the consulate. Over the weekend, the Saudis acknowledged that Khashoggi had been killed—but they said it was an accident, the result of a fight gone awry. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Khashoggi’s death a “planned operation” while revealing few details. President Donald Trump at first on Turkey’s account of what happened to Khashoggi and pointed out that Saudi this week that he also is “not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s explanation of Khashoggi’s death.

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