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    Turkey Summons Saudi Envoy Over Disappearance of Commentator Khashoggi - Reports

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    The journalist has not been seen for over 48 hours since Tuesday when he reportedly entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

    Saudi Arabia's envoy to Ankara stated that he had no information about the incident, the NTV broadcaster reported on Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, the Saudi ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    According to Khashoggi's fiancée, he had entered the consulate to get the necessary documents for a marriage license but never returned.

    A spokesman for Turkey's president has said that the journalist remained inside the building, while Saudi officials insisted that he had left the diplomatic facility.

    READ MORE: Kingdom Critic: Prominent Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Disappears in Turkey

    On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency reported that an unidentified Saudi national was arrested and later extradited to Saudi Arabia for cashing checks without credit. However, it is unclear if this news had any relation to the journalist.

    Jamal Khashoggi is a contributor to the Washington Post and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al Arab News Channel.

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