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Turkey: Khashoggi's fiancee publishes book in his memory02:46

Turkey: Khashoggi's fiancee publishes book in his memory

Turkey, Istanbul
February 8, 2019 at 12:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, released a book in his memory at an event hosted by the Turkish-Arab Media Association in Istanbul on Friday.

The memoir titled 'Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Struggles and Secrets,' which is being published in a Turkish edition with English and Arabic versions to follow, is reportedly inspired by material from Cengiz's personal diary.

Cengiz said that "no work, nothing will bring Jamal back" but added that "punishment to the ones who are responsible for Jamal's murder" would "calm the pain of the ones who care about him."

Sinan Onus, one of the book's co-writers, described the book "as one more brick in to the wall of the human rights struggle."

Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, to prepare documents for his upcoming marriage, but he was never seen alive again and his remains have yet to be found.

Turkish officials claimed he was murdered inside the building while Saudi officials previously maintained that Khashoggi had left the consulate. They later reversed their position after an internal investigation, and now claim Khashoggi was murdered in the course of a rogue operation, without the consent or knowledge of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Eleven people have subsequently been put on trial for the journalist's murder by the Saudi government in Riyadh, while the UN continues to call for a full independent investigation into the case.

Turkey: Khashoggi's fiancee publishes book in his memory02:46
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Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, released a book in his memory at an event hosted by the Turkish-Arab Media Association in Istanbul on Friday.

The memoir titled 'Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Struggles and Secrets,' which is being published in a Turkish edition with English and Arabic versions to follow, is reportedly inspired by material from Cengiz's personal diary.

Cengiz said that "no work, nothing will bring Jamal back" but added that "punishment to the ones who are responsible for Jamal's murder" would "calm the pain of the ones who care about him."

Sinan Onus, one of the book's co-writers, described the book "as one more brick in to the wall of the human rights struggle."

Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, to prepare documents for his upcoming marriage, but he was never seen alive again and his remains have yet to be found.

Turkish officials claimed he was murdered inside the building while Saudi officials previously maintained that Khashoggi had left the consulate. They later reversed their position after an internal investigation, and now claim Khashoggi was murdered in the course of a rogue operation, without the consent or knowledge of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Eleven people have subsequently been put on trial for the journalist's murder by the Saudi government in Riyadh, while the UN continues to call for a full independent investigation into the case.