CIA Director Heads To Turkey As Trump Says He’s Unsatisfied With Saudi Explanation

on May 21, 2018 in Langley, Virginia.
LANGLEY, VA - MAY 21: Gina Haspel speaks after she was sworn in as CIA director during a swearing-in ceremony at agency headquarters, May 21, 2018 in Langley, Virginia. Last week the Senate confirmed Haspel to replac... LANGLEY, VA - MAY 21: Gina Haspel speaks after she was sworn in as CIA director during a swearing-in ceremony at agency headquarters, May 21, 2018 in Langley, Virginia. Last week the Senate confirmed Haspel to replaced Mike Pompeo who was sworn in as Secretary of State earlier this month. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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CIA Director Gina Haspel left the U.S. for Turkey on Monday, just as President Donald Trump told reporters he was “not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s explanation of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi’s death, The Washington Post reported.

Haspel’s visit comes just as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for Saudi officials to be tried in Turkish court on Tuesday over what he called the “savage murder” of Khashoggi.

While Saudi officials initially denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance or alleged death, the Saudi government on Saturday said he was killed by “rogue” agents who did not have the crown prince’s consent. Saudi officials claim he died as the result of a fist fight, which Turkey says it can disprove with apparent audio and video recordings of the incident.

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