Erdogan receives U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Esenboga International Airport in Ankara
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Esenboga International Airport in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday met with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara, amid disappearance of a Saudi journalist, which has attracted worldwide concern.

Erdogan received Pompeo after his visit to Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Washington Post journalist, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday said that Turkey may interrogate officials at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul if necessary, underlining the importance of a transparent investigation.

During Pompeo’s visit, top diplomats of both sides would also discuss bilateral and regional issues, including Syria, according to Turkish Foreign Ministry.

On Monday, Turkish investigation team conducted a nine-hour search in the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, after Turkey and Saudi agreed to work together on the probe.

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