Turkish President Erdoğan meets Pompeo in Ankara


Hurriyet Daily News | Published: October 17, 2018


ANKARA – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 17 met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara.

Erdoğan received Pompeo at Esenboğa International Airport at 10.10 a.m. local time (0710 GMT) in a 35-minutes long meeting ahead of his official visit to Moldova.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, head of National Intelligence Service (MIT) Hakan Fidan and Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın as well as U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey also attended the meeting.

Prior to his visit to Ankara, Pompeo went to Saudi Arabia, where he held talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Washington Post journalist who has been missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Khashoggi has long been feared killed at the consulate after his disappearance.

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