Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Turkish officials allege that he was murdered inside and that they have audio recordings that prove it.
“I’ve heard no tape, I’ve seen no transcript," Pompeo also said, speaking to reporters en route to Mexico City late Thursday.
A senior Turkish official — speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly — told ABC News on Thursday that Pompeo was played the recording during his visit and that he was given a transcript. ABC News’ source did not claim that anyone played a video for Pompeo.
"Secretary Pompeo has neither heard a tape nor has he seen a transcript relating to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday evening.
The senior Turkish official who spoke to ABC News on Thursday did not claim that Secretary Pompeo had been given the recording.