Paris: In one of the harshest condemnations of Turkey and Qatar over the way the two countries are using the mysterious killing of Jamal Khashoggi, French author and historian Alexandre Adler on Wednesday said all the information so far revealed to the world on the matter has been only by Turkish Intelligence agency led by the person who is architect of a "fake coup".
“First and foremost, there is the problem of the ‘one witness is not a useful one’. All the detailed information revealed about Khashoggi’s murder within the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul came from a single source - the Turkish intelligence service", Adler said writing in the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’.
“We are talking here about a security service that has been purged three times in the recent past and is fully subjected to the instructions of its commander Hakan Fidan. The latter was among those who organized the fake coup which led in just one day to the arrest of hundreds", he added.
Adler began his article by stating, “There is a Latin saying that reads ‘Audiatur et alterapars’ which means that ‘you have to always listen to the opposing party’, yet this was not applied in the case of Khashoggi’s killing."
Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national was killed in the Kingdon's Istanbul consulate. The Saudi authorities said Khashoggi died in a fistfight after a brawl between him and "some of those who were present with him inside the consulate" and wanted him to return to the Kingdom.
The authorities also rejected any role whatsoever of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the incident.
Qatar and Turkey are however adamant on accusing that the "murder" was ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince, though without providing any direct evidence to their claim. The two countries are also using media outlets under their control to build a fake case against Mohammed bin Salman.
”It remains for us to see whether the Crown Prince, who is presented by some media without any evidence as the mastermind behind the killing, although it is irrational to order a crime to be committed by the State that would permanently harm the image of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially at a time when the fruits of the Kingdom’s strategy to isolate Qatar without violence are ripe for the taking, including the beginning of Doha's retreat about terrorist organizations", Adler wrote.
“An improvisational style leading to the point of committing murder, without even thinking of the horrific question about getting rid of the body - all of it under Turkish Camera surveillance - and of course, the dramatic scenario of dismembering the victim’s body", he added.
"As we know, Istanbul is a very busy and bustling city which makes it a potential place to commit and conceal a murder either by poisoning or a hit-and-run, away from the consulate, which leads to suspicions. Everything here points to a plot. We can even feel that that the real killing’s perpetrators have searched for all the fake assassination methods in the Islamic world to find the precedent in the 1966 case of the unfortunate Ibn Baraka", he added.
"All the movements of Khashoggi in Istanbul were known to Saudi Arabia as well as to those who had every reason to seek revenge from Mohammed bin Salman like in an Agatha Christie novel. We are not talking here about the leaders of Qatar, who have started to seriously negotiate about a useful truce with Saudi Arabia", Adler wrote in his article, according to Al Alrabiya.
“Everything happened as if Istanbul knew at least that something was going to happen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It is not necessary to assume that the Turks knew more about the motivations that led them to an intense vigilance in the three previous days", Alexandre Adler added.
“Does Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, which gained further strength in Turkey, along with its power broker, the Egyptian billionaire Khairat al-Shater, have the best interest in wiping out the failures that have been plaguing them in recent weeks?” Adler questioned.
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