Turkey has not shared audio recordings with anyone, says foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey has not shared audio recordings with anyone, says foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

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Saudi Arabia has denied Turkey’s allegation that Khashoggi was killed at the consulate and his body removed. (Reuters)

Turkey has not shared any audio recordings with anyone, its foreign minister said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara had passed on audio evidence of the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist to the United States. Mevlut Cavusoglu also told reporters Turkey has evidence and information obtained from its investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance on October 2.

Turkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source told Reuters this week. Saudi Arabia has denied Turkey’s allegation that Khashoggi was killed at the consulate and his body removed.

“Turkey has not given a voice recording to Pompeo or any other American official,” Cavusoglu told reporters on a visit to Albania, when asked about a report it had passed on information to the United States and its Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who held emergency talks in Saudi Arabia and Turkey this week.

“We will share the results that emerge transparently with the whole world. We have not shared any information at all with any country.”

The disappearance and likely death of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist, has caused an international outcry and strained relations betwee...

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