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The
fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi posted a touching
tribute for him on Twitter.


Screenshot/Twitter/Hatice
Cengiz



  • The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and
    prominent Saudi critic who died inside the Saudi consulate in
    Istanbul, wrote a touching tribute to him on Twitter.
  • “They took your bodily presence from my world. But your
    beautiful laugh will remain in my soul forever,” Hatice Cengiz
    tweeted Saturday evening, along with a video showing Khashoggi
    laughing during a TV interview.
  • Cengiz, who is a Turkish national, last saw her
    fiancé after he entered into the consulate on October 2 to
    retrieve documents for their upcoming wedding. She says he
    never exited the building. 
  • She has been put under 24-hour police protection,
    Turkish state media said, hours after Saudi Arabia admitted
    that Khashoggi had died inside its embassy.

The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and prominent Saudi
critic who died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, wrote a
touching tribute to him on Twitter.

“They took your bodily presence from my world. But your
beautiful laugh will remain in my soul forever. My darling
#jkhashoggi,” Hatice Cengiz tweeted Saturday evening.

Cengiz attached a video of Khashoggi during an interview for a TV
documentary. During filming, a cat jumped onto Khashoggi’s lap,
causing the journalist to erupt into laughter. 

“You should leave this in the film,” he tells the camera. 

Cengiz, who is a Turkish national, last saw her fiancé after
he entered into the consulate on October 2 to retrieve documents
for their upcoming wedding. 

Cengiz says she waited for Khashoggi outside the
consulate for roughly 11 hours but he never came out. She was
told to call Turan Kislakci, the head of the Turkish Arab Media
Association, in the event he did not exit the embassy,
CNN reported

Cengiz has been active on Twitter and has repeatedly called on
world leaders to wrap up their investigations and disclose
details on Khashoggi’s whereabouts.

Cengiz has been put under 24-hour police protection, according to
Turkish state news agency
Anadolu


jamal khashoggi fiance hatice
Hatice
Cengiz, the fiance of slain journalist Jamal
Khashoggi.

AP Photo/Lefteris
Pitarakis


The order was made by Istanbul’s governor’s office, but didn’t
specify what prompted the decision to increase her security
detail. 

Saudi Arabia acknowledged on Saturday that
Khashoggi had died inside their Turkish consulate
, but
claimed that the 59-year-old was killed in a “fistfight” that
escalated. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Sunday denied
that the nation’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was
behind the journalist’s death, and reiterated claims that a
“rogue operation” was responsible.

But officials are skeptical of Saudi’s explanation for the
Khashoggi’s death. Turkish officials have repeatedly touted
claims that Khashoggi was brutally tortured and dismembered by
what appeared to be a 15-person kill squad flown in from Saudi
Arabia. 

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he wasn’t
satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s latest response, but said canceling
a

 $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia
would hurt the US “far more than it hurts them.”

“Obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies,”
he told said during an interview with the Washington
Post
 on Saturday. US officials
have repeatedly called for Trump to order an
investigation
 and trigger possible Magnitsky sanctions
against those involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance.

For now, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are continuing
their investigation into the incident before Trump or the US
Senate decide to retaliate.

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