Consulate

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: State TV: Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency says prosecutors are questioning a number of employees of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: State TV: Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff

Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. But some observers see a double standard in promises of transparency from a government accused of stifling freedom of expression. Since an attempted coup in 2016, critics say President Recep Tayyip … Continue reading Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

ISTANBUL | Saudi-Turkish team inspects consulate where writer vanished

ISTANBUL — Turkish and Saudi investigators on Monday were to begin conducting what Turkish officials called a joint “inspection” of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing nearly two weeks ago. A team arrived by unmarked police cars at the consulate and said nothing to journalists waiting outside as they … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudi-Turkish team inspects consulate where writer vanished

WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom. Now, the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

ISTANBUL | Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed’ at consulate in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  — A friend of a Saudi journalist who went missing in Istanbul says officials told him to “make your funeral preparations” as the Washington Post contributor “was killed” at the Saudi Consulate. Turan Kislakci, a friend of Jamal Khashoggi and the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association, told The Associated Press on Sunday that … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed’ at consulate in Istanbul

Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A California man pleaded guilty today to shooting a U.S. diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. “The Vice Consul was targeted and shot because he represented the United States,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “No one should doubt the resolve of law … Continue reading Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official