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Turkey urges Saudis to allow search of consulate

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s top diplomat has reiterated a call to Saudi Arabia to allow Turkish authorities to enter the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul for an investigation on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia had not yet cooperated with Turkey on the search for Khashoggi.

He says that Turkish “prosecutors and technical friends must enter” the consulate “and Saudi Arabia must cooperate with us on this.”

His comments come days after Saudi Arabia said it would open its consulate for a search but that is yet to happen. The journalist was last seen there on Oct. 2.

Cavusoglu said Turkey would share information with Saudi Arabia in a “joint working group” but stressed the Turkish investigation would continue separately.

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