October 22, 2018 / 10:23 PM / 24 days ago

CIA director Haspel travels to Turkey for Khashoggi case - source

FILE PHOTO: The Central Intelligence Agency's first female director, Gina Haspel, listens to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech during her swearing-in ceremony at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Gina Haspel is travelling to Turkey on Monday to work on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier on Monday that he has “top intelligence people in Turkey,” but did not provide any details.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Mary Milliken and James Dalgleish

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