US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will later visit Turkey, where Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.
Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by Saudi agents nearly two weeks ago but Riyadh strongly denies this.
Early today, Turkish police left the Saudi consulate where Mr Khashoggi was last seen after an overnight search.
It was the first time Turkish police had been allowed to enter the consulate building since the journalist’s disappearance following disagreements between the two sides over the terms of any search.