"I will be forever grateful he chose The Post as his final journalistic home one year ago and gave us the chance to work together".
Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul's residence in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of US -based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The prosecutor's office said after the Levent Police Station was told by Khashoggi's Turkish citizen fiancee Hatice Cengiz on October 2, 4.40 p.m. local time (1340GMT) about the disappearance, the investigation "began immediately". However, the president has appeared to be increasingly ill at ease as it looks more likely that Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi officials upset with his increasingly anti-Riyadh stance as a writer for the Washington Post.
"His voice and his ideas will reverberate, from Turkey to Saudi Arabia, and across the world", Cengiz added. The State Department denied any connection between the payment and Pompeo's discussions with Saudi officials about Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who also met with Pompeo, said there was evidence that some materials had been freshly painted.
Turkish officials have said he was murdered, and the Turkish newspaper's report said an audio recording revealed gory details about Khashoggi's demise inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
"Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent", he said.
Earlier in the day, a Saudi delegation had also arrived at the building to take part in what is presented as a joint search with their Turkish counterparts.
Middle East experts said the timing of the transfer likely sent a clear message to the Trump administration.
"According to public reports, the Trump Organization for decades has maintained business relationships with the government of Saudi Arabia and members of the Saudi royal family", a group of Democratic senators wrote the President on Wednesday. Now I have to accept: "That is not going to happen", Attiah wrote.
Pompeo told reporters on his way back to Washington that the United States needs "to know the facts before we can begin to formulate what the appropriate response" would be if Saudi Arabia is responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance.
Trump said he hoped the Saudis' own investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance would be concluded in "less than a week".
Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell demanded Mr Fox make it clear that he will not attend the meeting in Riyadh if the Saudi regime has been complicit in "quite extraordinary events that have breached international humanitarian law".
In it, Khashoggi pointed to the muted global response to ongoing abuses against journalists by governments in the Middle East.
He said it was too early to say whether he endorsed other countries' actions.
Trump denied trying to assist Riyadh in denying their involvement in Khashoggi's death, saying "I just want to find out what's happening".