Ríos Enlisted for Turkey; will fight in May – Local News, Police, about Mexico and the World | The Sun of Tlaxcala

The covid-19 stopped the fight of Genaro Ríos from Apizaque in Turkey scheduled for the end of 2020, so it was rescheduled for May of this year. The athlete commented that he was infected with the new coronavirus, which is why he was prevented from traveling to the European country.

He said that he was in bed for a full week and thanks to his activity in sport he was able to recover. “I presented a complicated picture with temperature and bone pain, the oxygen situation I fought with strength, since I am used to cardiovascular work and both psychologically and organically I did not suffer so much.”

He recognized that suffering from Covid-19 leaves him a hard experience, so he called on citizens to take care of themselves and understand the magnitude of the pandemic.

He reported that, to sign his fighting contract, last March he traveled to Turkey and by that time the pandemic was already there, so he passed several filters, such as on his stopover in Madrid, Spain.

“In Turkey there were no people on the streets, health indications were applied such as seeing citizens on the street, the police approached them and transferred them to do their shopping and took them immediately to their homes,” he said.

He regretted that in Mexico there is no respect for preventive measures, “we see parties and clubs functioning, that’s how Latinos are, something is white and we want it to be black.”

He noted that he spent three weeks convalescing under medical treatment. “I will fight next May against Cristhian Lee, from Japan,” he reported.

Ríos said that at 42 years old he is in the final part of his career in Mixed Martial Arts, so against Lee it could be one of his last fights. “I will dedicate myself to share what I learned with my students; I am training in Apizaco, we are in preparation ”, he said.

He added that this week he has sparred with Delia López “La Japonesa” at the Exboxeadores gym in Apizaco.

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Iran Summons Turkish Ambassador Over PKK Comments

Iran summons Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran to protest Ankara’s baseless comments about the presence of PKK militants in the Persian country.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Turkish Ambassador Darya Ores this Sunday to transmit to him, officially, the protest of the Islamic Republic for the “unacceptable statements” of the Minister of the Interior of the neighboring country, Suleyman Soylu, on the presence of Party elements of the Workers of Kurdistan (PKK, for its acronym in Kurdish) – cataloged as a terrorist by Ankara – in Iranian territory.

During the meeting, Iran also criticized the comments of the Turkish ambassador to Iraq and called them “unjustifiable”, reports the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tehran has thus censured the reaction of the Turkish diplomat, Fatih Yildiz, to an interview that the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Iray Masyedi, gave to the Kurdish network Rudaw, in which he rejected Turkey’s military intervention in the Arab country and any action that is considered a threat or a violation of Iraq’s territorial sovereignty.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has, for its part, summoned the Iranian ambassador to its territory, Mohamad Farazmand, to give explanations about the aforementioned interview.

The Iranian authorities have made it clear on different occasions that the Islamic Republic does not allow any activity of the Kurdish PKK militia on its territory, emphasizing that “the presence of terrorist elements is one of Iran’s red lines.”

Furthermore, Iranian border guards have, on multiple occasions, thwarted the infiltration of terrorist elements into the country from the northwestern borders, including those it shares with Turkey.

This while the Government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after breaking a truce with the PKK in July 2015, has intensified its offensives against this separatist guerrilla, not only in Turkish territory, but also in neighboring countries, such as Syria. and Iraq.

The operations it has carried out in the last two years in northern Iraq have sparked widespread protests in Baghdad (the Iraqi capital).

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Turkey plans to send a vehicle to the moon with the help of its own production rocket

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ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey intends to send an unmanned spacecraft to the Moon in 2023 with the help of a hybrid rocket of its own production, Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank said.

The minister said during a visit to the Delta V company, which is engaged in space projects, that Turkey plans to carry out the mission to the Moon in two phases, in 2023 and 2028. In 2023 Ankara intends to reach the Moon using its own technologies .

“As part of the first phase of the project, we will make a forced landing on the Moon. The first launch will be carried out in cooperation with international companies. However, our spacecraft will reach the Moon by launching into low Earth orbit. of our unique national rocket, “said Varank, quoted by Anadolu.

According to the headline, the Turkish space program aims take the country to the “top league in the space sector”.

Varank added that Delta V has developed unique hybrid engine technology that is an essential part of the mission to the Moon.

On February 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented the national space program, in which he proposed to send the country’s first citizen into space, build his own space base, and send a landing vehicle to the Moon by the end of 2023.

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Later, Varank reported that Ankara is in negotiations with several countries, including Russia, on cooperation in space.

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Egyptian organization reveals the recruitment of 1,316 children by Turkey in Syria – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Titled “Turkey’s involvement in the recruitment of children from the areas it occupies in northern Syria,” the Maat Foundation stated in a report released today that the repeated failure of the international community to act effectively to protect civilians in Syria it has encouraged Turkish mercenaries to commit systematic war crimes and other violations of international law, including the recruitment of children.

‘Turkish mercenaries recruit children by force’

The “Maat” report indicated that mercenaries use complex patterns to forcibly recruit children and drive them to war in the various areas it controls in northern Syria, killing and wounding hundreds of them.

The report confirmed Turkey’s direct involvement in the recruitment of children to fight in northern and eastern Syria, and the transfer and use of these children to fight in Libya to support the Government of National Accord, Turkey’s political ally, through the use of security companies working to recruit children under the age of 18 to participate in armed hostilities, especially in Libya.

“Maat” warned that “children are used at the front as direct combatants, or in security services such as inspection of border points, or logistical support related to military operations, in addition to working to serve older combatants, in addition to spying. ”.

What reinforced the emergence of the phenomenon of child recruitment – according to the report – the presence of a group of social factors, the most prominent are; the lack of funds, awareness and education, which facilitated the recruitment of these children on an ideological basis.

The report noted that “in April 2020 the Turkish mercenaries sent two children to carry out a bombing operation on military concentrations of the Syrian Democratic Forces in northern and eastern Syria, who were no more than 15 years old, disguised as Sheep herders, as one of the two children blew himself up before reaching one of the military points, while the Syrian Democratic Forces managed to arrest the second child, who was injured.

For his part, the director of the Maat Foundation, Ayman Aqil, said that “Turkish mercenaries in northern and eastern Syria were involved in the recruitment of some 1,316 children during the period from 2014 to 2019, according to UN reports. and the monitoring of the Maat Foundation “.

He added: “This matter violates all the international conventions and treaties that prohibit the recruitment of children in armed conflicts, and the related actions derived from them.”

Aqil revealed that Turkey had “sent some 380 children after being recruited by loyal mercenaries in northern Syria to fight in the various conflict areas involved, especially Libya, resulting in the death of about 25 of them.”

‘Turkey ignores international agreements’

Maat Foundation researcher Muhammad Mukhtar confirmed that Turkey, despite its adherence to most international conventions that prevent the recruitment of children under the age of eighteen, either directly or indirectly, ignores these letters, agreements and resolutions. international organizations, and provides full support to its mercenaries in northern and eastern Syria, in order to recruit children to participate in armed conflicts.

‘Turkey’s crimes in Afrin’

In a previous report, the Maat Foundation monitored Turkey’s crimes in occupied Afrin, especially; Attempts to erase identity, systematic displacement, resettlement of foreign mercenaries and extrajudicial executions.

Ayman Aqil said: “Turkey began to bring about a demographic change that includes the establishment of its mercenaries in Afrin instead of the indigenous peoples.”

He continued: “This came together with the renaming of government and service buildings to Turkish names, representing the destruction of cultural identity in the region and perpetuating the ongoing Turkish occupation process in the Afrin region.” .

It should be noted that the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights is an Egyptian non-governmental organization that works to promote and respect human rights in Africa and the Middle East.

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Mostafa Mohamed consolidates Galatasaray in Falcao’s return | What’s Up News

Sports writing, Feb 27 (EFE) .- A double by the Egyptian Mostafa Mohamed gave the victory against Erzurum to Galatasaray (2-0) to consolidate the leadership in the Turkish League, in the return to the pitch of the Colombian Radamel Falcao.

The coffee scorer, who started the match on the bench, jumped onto the grass in the final stretch, in the 85th minute, replacing Mostafa Mohamed.

They were the first minutes of Falcao after his injury. He was returning to a call for Fatih Terim after a muscle ailment he suffered last November and from which he relapsed last January.

The 35-year-old forward has accumulated twenty games without playing this season, accumulating, until now, only 428 minutes in Turkey that he had distributed in eight games of the season.

Falcao returned to activity with the match uneven for his team at the Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul.

Galatasaray accelerated shortly before the break and two goals from Mostafa Mohamed, at 38 and 45, put the victory on track. Terim’s team advantage could have been greater. In fact, Emre Kilinc scored but the VAR canceled the goal.

With the victory, Galatasaray consolidates the leadership in the Turkish League. They beat Betiktas by three points, who will face Yeni Malatyaspor in their match on matchday 26 on Tuesday.

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No, this tweet from the Spanish embassy in Turkey does not contain spelling mistakes

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History has once again manifested itself in our daily lives to give an open hand slap to people who question the richness of diversity. It has occurred as a result of a thread that Embassy of Spain in Turkey wrote on Twitter on February 21. Some messages that have reached an unusual popularity due to the language they have used, changing the letter cu for ka and that for zeta, among other differences with Spanish:

Some people believed, outright, that someone had hacked the embassy account and that he was having fun at his expense, and others had to make sure that it was the official Twitter channel and it was not a fake. Be that as it may, a large part of the tweeters did not know what was happening: if a troleo of the ambassador, if we had returned to the times of Tuenti and the Messenger, if the “choni” language had become official or if Alberto Garzón had become community manager

The explanations would not take long to arrive from the embassy and Fundéu’s own account, as well as other anonymous tweeters who knew perfectly well that those tweets were real and were written in ladino, the language spoken by the Jewish communities descended from the Sephardim who lived in the peninsula until the Catholic Monarchs expelled them from the kingdoms in 1492.

It comes from medieval Castilian Spanish and also includes voices from other peninsular and Mediterranean languages, in addition to Hebrew, Turkish or Greek. Contemporary Judeo-Spanish, which is the one used by the ambassador Javier Hergueta Garnica To commemorate the Day of the Ladino in Turkey, it also contains French words for the Universal Israelite Alliance in cities such as Istanbul, Thessaloniki and Izmir, precisely:

The recent discovery of Ladino for many thanks to tweets from the embassy has served to make visible the language and also the history of the Sephardim. In fact, from the RAE they have recalled that last December the National Academy of the Ladino was presented in Jerusalem, an institution created with the aim of protecting the Sephardic and Judeo-Spanish legacy, calculating that there are 500,000 people who speak it around the world. In 2015, the Plenary of the RAE elected eight academic specialists in Ladino to ensure its conservation and in February 2018 the academic convention was organized in Madrid that served as a prelude to the constitution of the academy.

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The craze for football caused a food house to change the colors of its logo

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The craze for football caused a food house to change the colors of its logo

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It is known that in Turkey football is an irrepressible passion that, many times, exceeds the limits of what is tolerable. And this can be an example. Because one of the most popular fast food houses in the world she was forced to change the colors of her logo to suit the fans of which club were the majority in the city.

Happened in Istanbul in the premises of Mcdonald’s, whose traditional colors are red and yellow, precisely similar to those of the Galatasaray, one of the greats of Turkish football. But the problem is that the fans of Besiktas and of Fenerbahce they were not very happy with the matter.

The traditional colors, for the Galatasaray fans.

In fact, they not only nagaban to enter the premises to eat, but they even caused incidents in the premises, with fights and broken glass included, all due to the colors. Remember that the colors of Fenerbahce are blue and yellow, while those of Besiktas are red, white and black. Crazy.

For this reason, the company decided to make the exceptional decision that each restaurant has the colors of the clubs that dominate each neighborhood of the city. That is why in Istanbul there are fast food houses with the traditional logo, others in blue and yellow (Fernerbahce), and others in black and white (Besiktas).

The place with the logo adapted for Besiktas fans.

And this one, ideal for Fenerbahce fans.

Can you imagine if the same happened in Argentina?

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“We are very disappointed with the performance of the Ministry”

The ship of Lebanese nationality Karim Allah, which had been sailing through Mediterranean waters for more than two months with 895 cows in its interior, has generated in recent days a series of controversies raised by livestock that have finally been settled with the recommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to slaughter cattle “for reasons of health and animal welfare,” as confirmed by the EFE Agency in a statement.

The antecedents of the journey of Karim Allah In the last days they are diverse: it left the port of Cartagena on December 18 with the aim of exporting the cattle in Turkey. However, after arriving at the Turkish port, the authorities refused the entry of the ship on suspicion or fear that the cattle were infected by the bluetongue disease, widespread in Europe in recent years. According to the World Organization for Animal Health, “bluetongue is a viral disease that affects domestic and wild ruminants”, mainly sheep, but also cattle and goats, among others. The disease is transmitted between animals through bites from insects and does not affect humans.

After the rejection, the ship had no choice but to return to Cartagena, its port of origin, which caused a controversy with the Ministry of Agriculture that is still standing: on Monday 22, when it was approaching the port city, the The Ministry informed the boat that they were prohibited from entering Spanish territory, because according to current regulations, if the boat docked, the animals would be immediately unloaded and slaughtered, and the cost of the operation would, of course, be assumed by the company in charge of transport and export. As Miguel Masramon, the company’s lawyer, has declared to this medium, they could not enter the port because “it was like taking the animals to the slaughterhouse and also assuming the expenses, without knowing for sure if they had blue tongues.”

Finally, early in the afternoon on Thursday 25, the Ministry changed its position: it allowed the ship to dock in Cartagena, after which the animals would be subjected to the pertinent tests on their health. Sources from the Cartagena Port Authority have confirmed to this newspaper that the Karim Allah it is currently under its dependencies. Miguel Masramon has affirmed that, before the Ministry allowed their entry ashore and tested the animals, the export management company itself took a veterinarian to the ship in a boat to carry out, at his own cost, the analyzes that the Ministry refused to do. These tests were intercepted by the Civil Guard. On the same Thursday, the Ministry’s veterinarians began their work to inspect the livestock, and, according to the lawyer, “they have focused more on the condition of the ship than on the animals, and they have not taken blood samples. We are very disappointed. with the action of the Ministry, because they promised us a health examination and they are not doing it, “he assured.

Finally, EFE has released the result of the tests and the report prepared by the Ministry based on the inspection of the cattle on Thursday: regarding the conditions of the animals on the ship, the report reflects that, according to an inspection visual, 85% present cutaneous affectations, presumably by fungal infection, and that in a “great quantity” they suffer digestive alterations and in some specimens they have detected scabies.

In addition, it specifies that the maximum densities in the pens are respected on the ship, there is an adequate state of cleanliness and a correct functioning of the drinkers, but there are no feeders in the pens and straw beds are lacking.

The report concludes that, while the calves reflect the length of the journey, there are no critical signs that “pose short-term life-threatening or compromise to the animals.” Despite this, the report determines the relevance, for animal health reasons, of the slaughter of cattle.

NGOs join the controversy

Apparently this situation experienced in Cartagena is not the only one, but is repeated with some frequency. The Elbeik ship, flying the Togolese flag, also left Tarragona in December transporting 1,776 head of cattle bound for Turkey. Faced with Turkey’s refusal, an attempt was made to sell the livestock in Libya, but the transaction failed to close. Arriving in Tripoli on January 10, the cows were rejected for the same reason. Since then, the Elbeik has passed through the waters of Italy, Egypt and Cyprus. He is currently in Famagusta (Cyprus), waiting for the Cypriot authorities to inspect him.

Although the animals, in both cases, left their ports of origin healthy and fit for sale, the fear of disease unfounded by the Middle Eastern countries is also preceded by the dubious hygienic conditions of the ships on such a voyage. long for so many animals. Silvia Barquero, National Director of Animal Equality, has reiterated to elDiario.es Murcia Region that they have been asking the Ministry for the prohibition of this type of transport for months. “The welfare of the cattle cannot be assured once they leave the port, and this type of trip implies an obvious mistreatment for them,” he said.

According to Barquero, in April 2020 the NGO he directs carried out an investigation “that documented how the lambs that were marketed to Saudi Arabia from Cartagena were treated, who were pulled by the ears, kicked. And it is not a fact. punctual. In 2019 a similar ship left Romania and sank with 20,000 sheep, “he said.

Another issue to take into account in the matter is the probable poor condition of the vessels destined for the purpose of export. As stated by the president of Animal Equality, the Karim Allah “He is over 50 years old and does not meet the necessary conditions for the transport of animals. These boats have to have drainage and ventilation conditions so that the animals do not die. It must be taken into account that this ship has been adapted, but it should be retired. “To this statement, the ship’s lawyer has responded that” the ship has an official certificate that enables it to operate. If someone wants to discuss that, tell them where they should, with evidence, and confront them with the entity that trained the ship. ”

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News with Dorukhan Toköz, Real Betis Balompié option

The future of Dorukhan Toköz has taken a 360 degree turn in recent days. If a few weeks ago it was rumored with great force that he would change the Besiktas (his current club) by him Galatasaray (Figures of his possible contract and salary were leaked), in the last hours said transfer has completely fallen.

The president of the Ottoman entity, Ahmet Nur Pocket, has declared that it has an agreement with the representative of the midfielder so that, in case he decides not to renew his contract, the player ends outside turkey, completely rejecting the idea of ​​reinforcing any of his direct rivals in the league. Toköz’s contractual situation with Besiktas ends in June of this year, that is to say, at the end of this season, and it does not seem that it will expand.

The ‘girlfriends’ that the Ottoman midfielder has

These statements and their refusal to renew open a door to hope for the Real Betis to get their services for the next campaign. The heliopolitan entity you have already submitted an offer in the past their environment and from Turkey they know that they would welcome their landing in the Benito Villamarin. Antonio Cordon continue with his transfer plan at zero cost and could already have a pre-contract with the midfielder of 24 years.

International for Turkey already eight times, it would be a great replacement for the Portuguese William Carvalho in case it comes out if a good offer arrives. Your profile ‘box to box‘It is very popular in Seville, although it is not the only place. According to the Ottoman press, clubs of the A league What el Udinese or Lazio they also follow closely.

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US accuses Mohamed bin Salman of “approving” the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi journalist based in the United States was murdered and disappeared at his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018. Since then, multiple theories have pointed to Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Now US intelligence points directly to the heir to the throne in a declassified report. Riyadh “totally” rejected the version.

On February 26, United States intelligence declassified an expected report stating that the heir to the crown of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, approved an operation to “kill or capture” journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a renowned critic of the kingdom.

Khashoggi, based in the United States and a contributor to the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’, entered the consulate of his country in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018, to process some documents he needed to marry his fiancée, but he never left the premises .

Since then, Turkey, the United Nations and other international actors have lobbied the crown to provide concrete answers on the journalist’s murder and disappearance. Riyadh has denied any official involvement in the crime despite the numerous evidence against him.

“We assess that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman, approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States says in the report.

The intelligence agency bases its claim on the decision-making logic of the Saudi crown. In addition, the crime involved a key adviser to the prince and the agency was based on “his support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report added.

“Since 2017, the prince has had absolute control of the kingdom’s security and intelligence organizations, which makes it highly unlikely that Saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the authorization of the crown prince,” says the report.

In response, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister “categorically” rejected the report released by the US intelligence agency. According to the official, those responsible were found in the country, prosecuted, convicted, and the journalist’s children declared themselves satisfied with the sentence.

The version of the American intelligence has bottom. In June 2019, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, called for a formal investigation against the Saudi crown prince on similar grounds. The researcher rejected the judicial process that has been carried out in the country because it has not taken into account the chain of command and the incitements that could have come from the top of power in the kingdom.

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the United States, on March 3, 2020.

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the United States, on March 3, 2020. © Saul Loeb/ AFP Archives

That same year, a few days after the first anniversary of the murder, the crown prince said that he was taking responsibility for the crime. “It happened under my supervision,” Bin Salman said, but denied having knowledge of the planning or having ordered it.

The UN asks for Justice in the Khashoggi case

After the United States intelligence report was made public, the special rapporteur spoke on her social networks to call for Justice.

“With the publication of the US report, confirming the guilt of Saudi officials at the highest level, the United States should now take the lead in ensuring accountability for this crime and in putting in place international mechanisms to prevent and punish acts like this in the future, “Callamard said.

The rapporteur called for sanctions for the prince, adding that “banishing those responsible for ordering the execution of Jamal Khashoggi from the international scene is an important step towards justice.” For Callamard, exemplary political punishment would be “the key to sending the strongest message possible to potential perpetrators around the world.” But the Biden administration has already signaled that there will be no direct sanctions on Prince Salman.

By declassifying this report, President Joe Biden reversed a decision by his predecessor, Donald Trump, which challenged a 2019 law. Analysts indicate that with this measure the United States seeks to question the kingdom on issues ranging from human rights violations until the war in Yemen … but there will be no final break.

Biden is careful to maintain ties with Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken published a list of 76 people from Saudi Arabia who will be banned from entering the United States and said they will not tolerate those who threaten or attack activists, dissidents or journalists for the benefit of foreign governments. But none of these sanctions directly target Prince Mohamed bin Salman.

The US government must take care of relations with one of its main allies in the region. Hand in hand with Saudi Arabia, the United States tries to combat Islamic extremism, seeks to improve this country’s relationship with Israel and at the same time tries to revive the nuclear agreement with Iran, antagonist of the Saudis in the Middle East.

United States President Joe Biden, the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman.
United States President Joe Biden, the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman.
United States President Joe Biden, the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. © AFP

Secretary Blinken announced the “Khashoggi Veto” as a restriction on visas for “individuals who, acting on behalf of a foreign government, are believed to have been directly involved in serious extraterritorial counter-dissent activities.”

A senior US official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that this approach seeks to establish a new starting point in the relationship with the kingdom without breaking a central alliance in the Middle East. “The purpose is to recalibrate,” the official said, “not a break.”

The mixed decision of the US government will be insufficient for international investigators such as Callamard at the UN, or prosecutors in Turkey, who from the first days unveiled the crude details of the crime against journalist Jamal Khashoggi and have demanded vertical measures against the kingdom.

Torture, murder and disappearance, the raw details of the murder of Khashoggi

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The Turkish authorities and the international community began to exert pressure within days of the crime for the Crown to allow independent investigators to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On October 31, 2018, less than a month after the crime occurred, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Turkey published details of what they had found from the available evidence and from their meetings with Saudi investigators.

“Jamal Khashoggi was killed by strangulation, in a planned manner, immediately after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 to collect documents relating to his marriage,” the Turkish investigating body said at the time. Authorities in Turkey insisted their peers answer three questions about the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body, what clues they had about the order to assassinate him and who had been the link in Turkey to perpetrate the crime.

“The body of Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered by dismemberment, also in a planned manner, after he had been killed by strangulation,” the statement said.

A protester holds a poster with a photo of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.  Archive.
A protester holds a poster with a photo of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.  Archive.
A protester holds a poster with a photo of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Archive. Osman Orsal / Reuters

According to the Turkish Prosecutor’s Office, the Riyadh envoys never answered their questions. And as of today, the body of Jamal Khashoggi has not been found.

In July 2020, the trial of 20 Saudi citizens began in Turkey for their participation in the crime against the journalist. Among them, the Prosecutor’s Office charged two senior officials: General Ahmad Asiri, who at the time of the crime was deputy director of the Saudi secret services, and the former Royal Court adviser Saud al-Qahtani, very close to Prince Salman.

In parallel, Hatice Cengiz, the journalist’s ex-fiancée, described the judicial process in Saudi Arabia as a “farce” that initially sentenced some of those involved to death, then commuted their sentences to five and reduced the sentences of all those investigated. Saud al-Qahtani and Ahmad Asiri were acquitted. In May 2020, during the month of Ramadan, the journalist’s children, who reject Cengiz’s spokesman around their father and are close to the crown, said they forgave those responsible for their father’s death.

The lack of transparency of the process in Saudi Arabia, the absence of exemplary convictions and the few answers about the motives and high-ranking perpetrators of the crime after more than two years has encouraged international distrust of the justice process within the country. Now that the United States publishes a report that points directly to Prince Mohamed bin Salman, the crown has responded with rejection.

With Reuters

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