Greg Norman’s CombThe fiancée of the late Washington Post columnist condemned it as a “mistake.”
The former No. 1 golfer leads the series– It was funded by a tournament to be held in the UK and was criticized for his remarks about Khashoggi’s horrific death at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018.
“We all made mistakes and we want to learn from them and see how we can fix them in the future,” said 67-year-old Norman at a tournament promotion on Wednesday.
Australians noted “the good thing the country is doing to change culture”.
Khashoggi, who wrote critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, entered the consulate to collect documents needed to marry his Turkish fiancée, Hattice Sengiz, but did not come out.
Cengiz told the Telegraph newspaper Thursday that Norman’s remarks were “too hurtful.”
“Would you say that if you were a loved one? How can we move forward when those who ordered the murder are not yet punished and continue to work to regain their legitimacy?” Cengiz said. “We must not lose our morals and humanity by being deceived by their wealth and lies. We must all stand for truth and justice. Only then can we see it with hope and dignity.”
Cengiz’s statement was released by her attorney Rodney Dixon, the British newspaper reported. Dixon’s office did not immediately respond to the Associated Press’s email.
Turkish officials say Khashoggi was killed and amputated with a bone saw inside the consulate by a team of Saudi agents. This group included those who worked in the Crown Prince’s office. His remains have not been found.
Western intelligence agencies and the US Congress have said that an operation of this scale could not have happened without the Crown Prince’s knowledge.
“I’ve never had a personal conversation with MBS and I’ve never met him,” Norman said. .
Australian golfer Karrie Webb, who idolized Norman as a child, criticized Norman on Twitter.
“The kid inside me died so well!! Did the hero of my childhood disappoint me as much as I do now-” Webb wrote on Thursday..
Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf Investments, which is primarily financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The first LIV Golf Invitational will take place June 9-11 at Centurion Golf Club just outside London, with 48 players competing for a $20 million prize on 54 holes. The winner receives $4 million (the richest prize in golf so far) and the last person receives $120,000.
Last month, a Turkish court.
A Turkish court began its trial in 2020 amid tensions between the two Sunni Islamic regional powers. But as Turkey is desperate for an investment that will help it get out of the economic crisis, Ankara has tried to heal the rift with Riyadh.
Cengiz, who attended the hearing, said he would appeal the decision.
“Turkey is not ruled by a family like Saudi Arabia,” she told reporters outside Istanbul’s central court. “We have a judicial system that handles citizens’ complaints.” “I will appeal the decision in accordance with the legal system”
In an interview with AFP, she said, “I will keep fighting. Whoever gives up gives up. I will keep going. Sometimes the legal struggle itself is more important than the outcome.”
AFP contributed to this report.