Turkey waiting for agreement to search Saudi consul's residence: Minister

Turkish forensic police officers arrive to investigate the Saudi consul in Istanbul, Turkey, on 16 Oct, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

ANKARA (REUTERS) - Turkey is waiting for a joint agreement to search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told state-owned Anadolu Agency on Wednesday (Oct 17).

Saudi Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi left Istanbul on Tuesday, returning to Riyadh, a Turkish source said.

A search of the residence was called off on Tuesday because Saudi officials were not able to participate, Turkish police said.

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