Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, still has no known whereabouts and conditions. He was reported missing while visiting the Saudi Arabian general consulate building in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
Two Turkish police officials claimed, Khashoggi was killed inside a consulate building. The conviction was based on police and intelligence investigations that examined surveillance cameras (CCTV) and informants inside the consulate building.
However, the claim was immediately denied by Saudi consulate officials in Istanbul. Crown Prince Pangeran Muhammad bin Salman invited Turkey to enter the consulate to prove his claim.
So, who is Khashoggi really?
Khashoggi (60 years) is one of the famous Saudi journalists. He has worked in journalism for almost 30 years. During this period, he was poor across various mass media, both domestic and international.
As reported on the Algerian page, Khashoggi studied journalism at Indiana University, United States (US). He began his career as a correspondent for the English-language newspaper, the Saudi Gazette.
In 1987 to 1990, he worked for the London and Saudi-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. Khashoggi also spent eight years of his career writing in the pan-Arab newspaper, Al-Hayat.
In 1999, Khashoggi was elected deputy editor for a newspaper run by the Saudi Government, Arab News. He held that position for four years. He also had time to fill the position of editor in chief in the Al-Watan newspaper. But the position was only held for about two months before being fired without explanation in 2003.
Khashoggi later became a media adviser to Prince Turki bin Faisal, who was the former head of the Saudi General Directorate of Intelligence. Prince Turki bin Faisal also served as Saudi ambassador to the US in 2005 to 2006.