Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Jamal Khashoggi’s murderers are hiding in Saudi Arabia, the official representative of the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey (AKP), Omar Celik said, Turkish media reported on Nov. 14.
The order to assassinate Khashoggi came from top officials of the Saudi government, Omar Celik said.
Celik noted that Turkey, as before, is interested in the transfer of Khashoggi's murderers to Turkey.
On Oct. 2, Khashoggi, known for his critical statements about the policy of Riyadh, disappeared when he visited the consulate general of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, where he came to obtain documents for registration of a marriage with a Turkish citizen. A few days later, the Turkish police launched an investigation into his disappearance.
On Oct. 20, the Saudi authorities reported that Khashoggi was killed as a result of a conflict in the Consulate General.
The Attorney General of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Saud al-Muadjib said 18 nationals of the country are under investigation, whose identities have not been revealed.
He also spoke about the dismissal of the adviser to the crown prince, General Ahmed al-Assiri, who held a high position in the intelligence services of the kingdom, and the adviser to the Royal Court Saud al-Qahtani.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the murderers of Khashoggi must be convicted in Turkey.
Erdogan noted that Turkey has a lot of new facts regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but, at the same time, Turkey considers it premature make all the information public.
Erdogan noted that Jamal Khashoggi's murder is not an ordinary crime.
The president also noted that 18 people are suspected of Khashoggi's murder and the Saudi authorities should investigate the case.
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