A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of a joint investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two Turkish sources said on Friday.
Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards.
The Saudi delegation arrived in Turkey as part of an agreement between Ankara and Riyadh to investigate the case, two Turkish sources said. They did not give details about who was included in the group.
“A delegation has arrived in Turkey as part of efforts to form a joint working group with Saudi Arabia,” one of the sources said.
Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency said the delegation would hold talks with Turkish officials over the weekend.
The Saudi government has stressed that it is keen on the safety of its citizens, wherever they are in the world, and that it will not rest before ‘knowing the secrets behind Khashoggi’s disappearance in a foreign country.’
Saudi Arabia has agreed to let Turkish authorities search the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate after prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing last week, the Turkish foreign ministry said Tuesday.