Turkey seeks extradition of 18 Saudi suspects
Turkish prosecutors plan to seek the extradition of 18 suspects over the killing of Khashoggi.
Anadolu Agency said on Friday the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office submitted its request to Turkey's justice ministry, adding that the foreign ministry would formally request the extraditions.
"The reasoning behind the extradition request is that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Turkey by Saudi nationals who traveled to Turkey for this specific purpose," a senior Turkish official said.
"It is clear that the judicial system in Turkey is better equipped to genuinely serve the cause of justice in this case," the official added.
"The court proceedings in Turkey will be open to international observers in order to ensure the greatest level of transparency."