ANKARA, October 31. /TASS/. Journalist Jamal Khashoggi could not have been killed without orders from senior Saudi officials, Spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party Omer Celik said, the Daily Sabah reported.

“The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesperson Omer Celik said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi could not have been killed without orders from high-level positions,” the newspaper writes.

Khashoggi, known for his criticism of Saudi Arabia’s policies, left his home country and moved to the United States in 2017. He worked for The Washington Post, analyzing the situation in Saudi Arabia and the country’s foreign policy.

On October 20, Saudi authorities announced that the journalist died in a fight in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said that 18 Saudi nationals were under investigation in this connection. The international community condemned Khashoggi’s murder and called for a transparent investigation.

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