Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the death of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during the Syria summit that he hosted in Istanbul on Saturday.
Erdogan stressed that there have been «certain exchanges» between the intelligence services of the countries on the case, adding that «we started digging up the details.»
Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to prepare documents for his upcoming marriage, but has not been seen since. His fiancee claims to have waited outside for 11 hours but says he did not return.
Turkish officials claimed he was murdered inside while Saudi officials previously maintained that Khashoggi had left the consulate. They later reversed their position after an internal investigation, and now claim Khashoggi died as a result of a fight inside the consulate.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a summit focused on the Syrian conflict.