(LONDON) The comments of legendary golfer Greg Norman, who called the murder of Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake”, have been denounced by the fiancée of the ex-editorialist of the daily Washington Post.
The ex-world No. 1 golfer is headlining a series of Saudi-funded tournaments in England, and he has come under fire for his comments about Khashoggi’s gruesome death on October 2, 2018, at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
“Look, we all make mistakes and we just want to learn from those mistakes and figure out how to fix them for the future,” Norman, 67, said at an event promoting the series. tournaments.
The Australian stressed that “the country is doing its best to change its culture”.
Khashoggi, who is known for his sharp texts about Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had gone to the consulate to collect documents allowing him to marry his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, but he never came out. .
Cengiz told the Telegraph on Thursday that Norman’s comments had “hurt” her.
“Would you say that if it was the love of your life?” How can we turn the page when those who ordered his murder are still at large, and they continue to restore their image?, questioned Cengiz. We should not bend to their wealth and their lies, and lose our moral sense and our humanity. We should all fight for the truth and for justice; only then can we turn the page with dignity. »
Turkish leaders said Khashoggi was killed and dismembered with a saw inside the Saudi consulate by a special team of Saudi agents. This group included agents who worked for Prince bin Salman’s cabinet. Khashoggi’s body has never been found.