By Murat Paksoy
ANKARA (AA) - A book compiled and publicized last January by Anadolu Agency depicts detail-by-detail the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul nearly a year ago.
Anadolu Agency has been presenting to readers all the developments that transpired during and after the incident via its news reports, photos, videos, and an informative book about the murder.
The 66-page book is Anadolu Agency's 46th publication and was released to the international public in January 2019 in English, Arabic and Turkish.
Beginning with the life of Khashoggi, the publication recounts all stages of the Khashoggi murder, allegedly perpetrated by a Saudi hit team in their country’s consulate in Istanbul. The introduction relates Khashoggi's background, works and views.
Furthermore, it sheds light on the perpetrators of the murder and hit squads from Saudi Arabia, with their photos and backgrounds.
In addition to reactions by international leaders after the murder, the book also includes a family tree of the Saudi royal dynasty.
- A symbol of loyalty to our colleague
In the foreword of the book, Anadolu Agency Director General Senol Kazanci said Turkey carried out intense and successful diplomatic efforts to illuminate the murder and reveal those responsible.
Kazanci underlined that while grieving for the loss of colleague Khashoggi, Anadolu Agency bore the responsibility and objectivity of a news agency, sharing the developments related to Khashoggi’s killing both with Turkey and the global community.
Noting that all news stories, photos, infographics, analyses and developments related to Jamal Khashoggi had been collected in the booklet, he said: "I underline that this work, issued as a symbol of loyalty to our colleague Jamal Khashoggi, is an indicator that we will not forget and make others forget the murder, and I’d like to thank all those who contributed to the booklet."
* Writing by Havva Kara Aydin