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Turkey wants to work with Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi probe: FM

Turkey will share clear picture with the world after investigation on missing Saudi journalist case, says Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Editor / Internet Yeni Şafak

The investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is ongoing, and Turkey wants to work together with Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday.

Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since Oct. 2, when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, amid speculation that he was killed by Saudi authorities.

Saudi authorities have yet to give a clear explanation on the fate of Khashoggi as several countries -- particularly Turkey, the U.S. and the U.K. -- press for clarification.

"Turkey wants to cooperate with Riyadh on the missing journalist case but the Saudis must reciprocate," Çavuşoğlu said.

"Turkey will share clear picture with the world after investigation on missing Saudi journalist case," he added.

According to his fiancée Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi first arrived at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Sept. 28. After being told his documents would be ready in a week, Khashoggi went to London and returned to Istanbul on Oct. 1.

Khashoggi called the consulate and was told "that documents are being prepared" and he could come to the consulate. He went to the diplomatic building on Oct. 2 with Cengiz but was not seen after entering it.

On the same day, 15 Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while Khashoggi was also inside, police sources said.

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