October 17, 2018 / 11:12 AM / a month ago

Pompeo tells Turkey's Erdogan U.S. willing to aid Khashoggi probe: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday, again offered U.S. assistance in Turkey’s investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. State Department said.

“The Secretary also expressed the United States’ concern over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance,” the department said in a statement following their meeting.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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