October 14, 2018 / 9:05 PM / 6 months ago

Erdogan, Saudi king stress importance of Khashoggi working group - sources

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a joint news conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (not pictured) in Budapest, Hungary, October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia spoke by telephone on Sunday evening and discussed the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish presidential sources said.

They said the leaders stressed the importance of their two countries creating a joint working group as part of the investigation.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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