Erdoğan, Trump hold phone conversation on Khashoggi
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the U.S. President Donald Trump have held a phone conversation on slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's presidential press office said early Oct. 22.
According to a statement by the presidential press office, Erdoğan and Trump agreed on the Khashoggi case need to be cleared up with all aspects.
Khashoggi was last seen on Oct. 2 when he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
After days of denying to know his whereabouts, Saudi Arabia on Oct. 20 claimed Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate.
On the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while he was still inside, according to Turkish police sources. All of the identified individuals have since left Turkey.
A joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case on Oct. 18 after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
President Erdoğan earlier on Oct. 21 said that he will make a statement on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 23 during his party's group meeting at the parliament.
The sources also said that two leaders' phone conversation included pastor Andrew Brunson, cooperation in fight against terrorism and the roadmap on Syria's Manbij.