The source said: "The consul himself was taken out of the room".
Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi, the writer's oldest son, wore a grim gaze as he clasped hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh as cameras rolled. A friend of the Khashoggi family told The Associated Press that Salah has been under a travel ban since previous year.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the family members of killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh on Tuesday, according to state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. Turkish officials told CNN that Saudi officials may have scrapped that plan after the Turkish government claimed to have proof that Khashoggi had been killed inside the embassy.
The chilling meeting followed an address by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who labelled the death a "savage murder" committed by a team of assassins who carefully planned the killing.
Erdogan said Khashoggi's fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, waited outside for hours before contacting Turkish authorities to say Khashoggi was being held against his will and was in danger.
Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 6 when he visited to complete some paperwork related to his divorce.
But the summit, nicknamed "Davos in the desert", has been overshadowed by the outcry over the murder of Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with a string of leading global investors pulling out over the case. Saudi Arabia has said that the crown prince was not involved in the mission against Khashoggi.
Erdogan vowed Turkey would continue in its pursuit of the truth.
Then, a Saudi official told ABC News that the team of men who met Khashoggi at the consulate was acting on orders from the Saudi intelligence agency, GIP.
Erdogan asked the Saudis to reveal the name of a "local cooperator" accused of taking the body. The meeting was meant to draw leading investors who could help underwrite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plans to revamp the economy. "My proposal to the Saudis is that the 15 plus three - 18 - people who were arrested should be tried on our soil, in Istanbul".
Germany said Monday it would halt arms sales to Riyadh until the Khashoggi case is resolved and called on other countries to do the same. "Such reflexes alone show that there is much suspicion about the issue".
Erdogan's speech came as skepticism intensified about Saudi Arabia's account that he died accidentally in its consulate in Istanbul. "Tyrants eventually pay for their sins". U.S. President Donald Trump has said he's not satisfied with the explanations he's heard from Saudi Arabia about the death of the Washington Post columnist and critic of the kingdom.