The secret at the heart of the Khashoggi affair

Secrecy, the theme of the joint competition, is at the heart of the sad Khashoggi affair.

Secrecy around his presumed death, secrecy around the location of his presumed body, secrecy of the circumstances of his death, except that it would have taken place in the embassy. And finally, secrecy on the part of politicians, notably the Saudi Arabian government.

Here is a very brief summary.

Who disappeared?

The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Where did he go?

In Istanbul, Turkey.

What is the status of the investigation?

The Turkish forensic police searched the residence of the Saudi Arabian consul on Tuesday 17 October, looking for clues that could lead them to his remains.

Disturbing element

15 Saudi agents landed, then left Istanbul on Oct. 2 by private jets from Riyadh

October 20, 2018: Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate

General Knowledge: the Secret