Riyadh: Saudi media has launched an attack against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the New Khaleej, Saudi newspapers are reporting that Turkey is using the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to remove Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and to control the Islamic world.
Since the murder of Khashoggi, a dissident journalist and one of the most vocal opponents of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler bin Salman in İstanbul last month, Saudi Arabia is being subject to a fierce attack. There is an international outrage and pressure on the crown prince.
Turkey believes that Saudi Arabia had ordered the killing, while Riyadh has strongly denied the allegations.
New Khaleej reported that Sabq newspaper, stated, ‘noting that Ankara is “using Khashoggi’s killing politically” in an “attempt to control the Islamic world and undermine the active Saudi role in fighting the political Islamic movements.” The Sabq columnist also claimed that Turkey is trying to “gain economic benefits by blackmailing Riyadh”.
Similarly, a Saudi journalist Hammoud Abu-Taleb, in an article for Okaz newspaper accused the Turkish authorities of allowing Khashoggi to be killed, noting that Turkish intelligence monitored the hit-team since it arrived, but did nothing to stop them.