The Saudis have agreed to allow their consulate in Istanbul to be searched.
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Saudi Arabia Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European and U.S. allies piled on pressure.Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh's policies, disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In a sign Saudi King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz may seek a diplomatic solution to the incident, the monarch stressed the strength of Saudi-Turkish ties in a telephone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, the SPA said late Sunday.King Salman thanked Erdogan for welcoming a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to discuss Khashoggi's disappearance and said that no one could undermine their relationship. U.S. senators called for reactions ranging from boycotting an upcoming economic summit in Riyadh to ending support for Saudi military operations in Yemen.A Gulf banker said the Khashoggi case, combined with other events, had become a significant factor for some potential investors.In response to Khashoggi's disappearance, media organizations and some technology executives pulled out of the Riyadh investment conference scheduled for next week.Prince Khaled al-Faisal, a senior member of Saudi Arabia's ruling family and senior adviser to King Salman, has met with Erdogan to discuss Khashoggi's disappearance, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters without providing details.
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