Peskov: Russia hopes to resolve the situation with the loss of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul

MOSCOW, 19 October. / Tass /. Russia plans to resolve the situation with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Hashkadzhi in the consulate of the kingdom of Istanbul, in the legal current. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in the "Big Game" program on Channel One.

"I do not think we should interfere and resolve the situation with a Saudi journalist," he said. According to him, the satisfaction of Moscow is caused by the cooperation between the Turkish investigators and Saudi diplomats.

"We hope that without groundless accusations this situation will be resolved in the legal tender," said the presidential press secretary.

Sands noted the important role of Turkey in the region, including the settlement process in Syria. "Turkey is important not only for Russia, but also for the United States, whatever it is, the United States continues to seek contacts with its Turkish counterparts," he said.

"Why is the United States looking for contacts with Turkey? It has joined the state club to defend its sovereignty, not concealing its dislike of attempts to dominate one or more countries in world affairs, whether it is politics. or economic and commercial relations, "said Peskov.

"Turkey has repeatedly demonstrated its sovereignty, and these steps Turkey can not impose on President Putin," said a spokesman for the Russian leader. According to him, in this regard, Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "are … on the same wave length".

Disappearance of Khashkazhi

Hashkaji is known for criticizing Riyadh's current policy. In 2017, he left his homeland and settled in the United States. The journalist regularly wrote articles for The Washington Post, in which he analyzed the situation in Saudi Arabia and the country's foreign policy, without ignoring the problematic aspects of the authorities and criticizing Riyadh.

The journalist went to the consulate general of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul on 2 October to draw up the documents and has since been contacted. On October 6, Reuters reported that the Turkish police are considering a version of the murder of a journalist in the construction of the diplomatic mission. The Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, denied information on the assassination of Hashadzhi.

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