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Turkey briefs US Senators on Khashoggi killing

Senators from the United States of America on Friday were briefed by Turkey s head of intelligence Hakan Fidan about investigations into journalist Jamal Khashoggi s death on Friday.Fidan s briefing comes amid calls by six US Senators to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for Khashoggi s death at Saudi Arabia s consular premises in Istanbul on October 2.Quoting sources, Al Jazeera reported that this could help the Senators in strengthening their case against the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, also known as MBS.Earlier, the United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet had pushed for an international inquiry to ascertain who is responsible for Khashoggi s killing.Speaking at a conference in Geneva on December 5, she had said: I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the (people) responsible for that awful killing. Investigations into Khashoggi s killing are still going on in both Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

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