U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
October 17, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara. They discussed a range of issues of bilateral importance including Syria. The Secretary welcomed the decision to return Pastor Andrew Brunson. The Secretary also expressed the United States’ concern over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and reiterated the United States’ willingness to assist Turkey in its investigation.