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article imageSaudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing journalist: source

By AFP     Oct 12, 2018 in World

A Saudi delegation arrived in Turkey on Friday for talks on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish diplomatic source told AFP.

The source gave no further details but state-run news agency Anadolu said the delegation arrived in the capital Ankara and would have talks with Turkish officials at the weekend.

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Thursday said that a joint working group would be set up to solve the mystery over the disappearance.

Saudi journalist and The Washington Post contributor Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the consulate to obtain documents ahead of his upcoming marriage.

Turkish government sources say police believe he was killed but Riyadh has rejected such claims as "baseless" and insisted Khashoggi left the consulate safely.

Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and lived in the United States, fearing arrest back home. He had been critical of some policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well as Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen.

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