October 19, 2018 / 9:18 AM / 10 months ago

Turkey has not shared audio recordings with anyone -CNN Turk citing foreign minister

ANKARA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Turkey has not shared any audio recordings with anyone, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Friday, after reports that Ankara had passed on a recording of the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist to the United States.

Broadcaster CNN Turk quoted Cavusoglu, who was on a visit to Albania, as making the comment. The foreign minister also told reporters that Turkey has evidence and information obtained from its investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance on Oct. 2.

Saudi Arabia has denied allegations by Turkish officials who have said Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and his body removed. His disappearance and likely death has caused an international outcry and strained relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States and European countries. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)

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