Khashoggi Murder Trial of 20 Saudis Begins in Turkish Court

ISTANBUL—A Turkish court has opened the trial in absentia of 20 Saudi nationals, including two with ties to the Saudi crown prince, over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, heightening pressure on the Gulf monarchy over its alleged role in an incident that shocked the world.

Following the death of Mr. Khashoggi, who was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate general in Istanbul in October 2018, Turkish authorities have complained of a lack of cooperation from the kingdom, which refused to extradite…

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