Erdoğan, Trump agree no 'cover-up' of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

Erdoğan, Trump agree no 'cover-up' of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Erdoğan, Trump agree no cover-up of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Nov. 16 that no cover up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder should be allowed, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders.

"Both leaders agreed to shed light on the Jamal Khashoggi murder in all its aspects and that any cover up of the incident should not be allowed," the source told AFP.

Khashoggi, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, was killed on Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

After weeks of denying any involvement in the crime, Saudi Arabia later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate but claimed the Saudi royal family had no prior knowledge about any murder plot.

According to the statement published by the state-run Anadolu Agency on Nov. 16, the two presidents also discussed ongoing investigations into the activities of FETÖ in the U.S.,

Erdoğan also offered his condolences to Trump for the loss of lives in the California wildfire.

The two leaders also welcomed the start of joint patrols by Turkish and the U.S. troops within the framework of the Manbij roadmap in northwestern Syria and addressed the completion of the process without further delay.

Turkish and U.S. troops began joint patrols on Nov. 1.

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