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Turkey’s main opposition party candidate took a narrow lead in the capital Ankara in Sunday’s local elections, early results showed, with President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party leading the race in Istanbul. Mansur Yavas of the secularist opposition Republican People’s Party had 49.1 per cent of the vote in Ankara, one percentage point more than AKP former minister Mehmet Ozhaseki, with just under half of ballot boxes opened in the capital.
Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler and the deputy head of foreign intelligence two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.
An international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is essential, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, and reiterated Turkish decisiveness to solve the murder.
Turkey and the United States vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and punish those responsible, after Saudi Arabia admitted that the prominent journalist died during a Saudi security operation in Istanbul.