Turkish FM says Turkey did not give ‘any kind of audio tape’ to anyone

“It is out of the question for Turkey to give any kind of audio tape to Pompeo or any other US official,” said Cavusoglu. (AFP)

Turkey has not shared any audio recordings with anyone, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Friday, after false reports surfaced stating that Ankara had passed on a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the United States.

Broadcaster CNN Turk quoted Cavusoglu, who was on a visit to Albania, as making the comment. The foreign minister also told reporters that Turkey will transparently shared evidence obtained in the case with the world.

“It is out of the question for Turkey to give any kind of audio tape to Pompeo or any other US official,” said Cavusoglu, two days after meeting with the US top diplomat for talks in Ankara.

Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül had called on the public to ignore any leaked information in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Several news outlets have released reports quoting anonymous official sources who claim to have found breaking evidence in the case, however, no concrete evidence has surfaced indicating any information about who is behind Khashoggi’s disappearance.

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