Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke on Wednesday over the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman separately said that the killing of the Washington Post columnist will not "drive a wedge" between the kingdom and Turkey.
President Trump, who has made Saudi Arabia a central pillar of his Middle East strategy, has grown increasingly skeptical of the kingdom's claim that Khashoggi's death was a "rogue operation" that occurred after a fistfight broke out in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
It first denied his death and later said Khashoggi - a U.S. resident and columnist for the Washington Post - died inside the consulate after a fight. For those who have visas to the United Kingdom, she said, "those visas would be revoked today".
"We are making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of action to silence Mr Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Meanwhile, the crown prince has attended the first meeting of a committee aiming to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services after the killing of Mr Khashoggi.
US lawmakers have increased their pressure on the Trump administration, accusing the crown prince of ordering the killing.
"Those responsible will be held accountable.in the end justice will prevail". They said the Saudi prince had requested the conversation.
Turkish investigators last week searched the Saudi consulate and consul general's residence in Istanbul as they hunted for clues to Khashoggi's fate. The Associated Press has reported that Salah had been under a travel ban since previous year because of his father's work.
"All the companies that abstained have been calling us during the past 48 hours to apologize and express regret", and vowed to open offices and restore normal relations, Falih said.
Saudi leaders have denied involvement in Khashoggi's murder, pushing responsibility down the chain of command. "Where is it?" Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference with his Palestinian counterpart. "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up". If you're going to be our partner, you have to be a reliable partner.' " That starts, Indyk said, with telling Saudi Arabia to stop the disastrous war in Yemen, where up to 14 million people are at risk of death from starvation.
Riyadh has maintained that neither bin Salman nor his father, King Salman, knew of the operation to target Khashoggi. His body was then rolled in a rug and given to a local "co-operator" to dispose of.
It has blamed a "rogue operation" for the death of the journalist, a critic of the Crown Prince, and said Prince Mohammed had no knowledge of the killing.
According to Reuters news agency, quoting Turkish and Arabic intelligence sources, one of the sacked aides appeared via Skype during Khashoggi's questioning. But the USA president suggested responsibility lay higher up.