Dutch finance minister cancels visit to Saudi investment conference

US Secretary of State Pompeo lands in Ankara

Trump has urged patience in the wake of US -based Khashoggi's disappearance earlier this month during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and said he took the matter seriously.

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul's residence in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of US -based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In a note affixed to the top of the column, Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah said she received the essay from Khashoggi's translator and assistant a day after he was reported missing.

"I will be forever grateful he chose The Post as his final journalistic home one year ago and gave us the chance to work together", she wrote.
"You're going to get me in trouble". Khashoggi had left the country previous year amid the rise of Prince Mohammed, whom he wrote critically about in the Post.

A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time after investigating the consul's residence.

The US president has been on the defensive ever since Khashoggi - a US resident and Washington Post contributor who had criticised Prince Mohammed - vanished on Oct 2 after visiting the Istanbul consulate.

This video grab made on October 10, 2018, from CCTV footage obtained from Turkish news agency DHA, shows Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, right, arriving at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Turkish authorities suspect he was abducted and murdered by Saudi operatives. Riyadh denies the claims. He added that the "realist" approach towards preserving ties - in order to safeguard lucrative United States arms exports, for example - clearly conflicted with Washington's presumptions of moral superiority when dealing with nations such as Russian Federation and North Korea. He said, "Each of those meetings, I stressed the importance of them conducting a complete investigation of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and they made a commitment, they said they would do that". "More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices".


After Khashoggi was critical of President Donald Trump and the Saudi government's apparent trust in the U.S. leader, the royal family barred Khashoggi from writing.

The Saudi consul Mohammed al-Otaibi left Istanbul for Riyadh on a scheduled Saudia flight Tuesday afternoon, with Ankara insisting he had not been expelled but left of his own choice.

A Turkish newspaper says the consul himself, Mohammed al-Otaibi, can be heard in the audio recording of Mr Khashoggi's death.

Mr. Trump pushed back against critics who say he's letting Saudi Arabia get away with murder in the name of preserving the massive economic relationship between the country; the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom is the biggest purchaser of US military hardware, and while some major American businesses have begun distancing themselves from the Saudis, the royal family remains a massive investor in the U.S.

Many other senior figures had already dropped out of the event in recent days, including Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, and a number of companies, including tech giants Google and Uber and media companies including the New York Times and the Financial Times.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have set up a joint team to investigate the disappearance.

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