October 7, 2018 / 1:20 PM / a year ago

Turkey's Erdogan says following case of missing Saudi journalist personally

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a party congress in Ankara, Turkey, October 7, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he was personally following the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared last week, and added that he still hoped for a positive outcome to the matter.

On Saturday, Turkish sources told Reuters that Turkish authorities believed Khashoggi had been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdom’s rulers.

Erdogan told reporters that authorities were looking into all camera records and monitoring incoming and outgoing airport transits, but added that Turkey would await the results of the prosecutor’s investigation.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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