Gina Haspel. AFP

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, arrived Turkey on Tuesday to get updates on the investigation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a columnist with the Washington Post, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, a move that has earned the Saudi’s worldwide criticism and condemnation.

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The CIA chief arrived Turkey amidst bipartisan calls from U.S. lawmakers that President Donald Trump sanction Saudi Arabia for the murder.

President Erdogan of Turkey is also expected to address the media on the evidence his government has on the killing of the Saudi journalist who has called for reforms in the Saudi government.

Saudi Arabia initially denied Khashoggi was killed at its consulate, saying he left the building alive.

The Islamic kingdom later admitted the journalist was killed but said it was a rogue operation not sanctioned by the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman.