Hatice Cengiz Wiki
Hatice Cengiz Bio
|Hatice Cengiz is a 36 years old PhD student at a university in Istanbul. Her fiancé is Jamal Khashoggi, a missing Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, author and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al Arab News Channel.|
|Hatice Cengiz Age||36 years old (as of 2018)|
|Hatice Cengiz other names||Khadija Genghis|
|Hatice Cengiz Fiancé||Jamal Khashoggi|
|Hatice Cengiz Education||Ph.D. student at a university in Istanbul|
|Hatice Cengiz Nationality||Turkish|
Hatice Cengiz relationship with Khashoggi
Hatice Cengiz first met Khashoggi back in May 2018, during a conference in Istanbul. The two fell in love and became engaged to get married. In a statement to the Washington Post, Cengiz said that even before meeting Khashoggi, she knew who he was and was familiar with his work. She said that she attended his speech at the conference and afterwards she asked him a question. The two started talking and quickly developed a relationship. Their relationship grew quickly, and it wasn’t long before they became engaged. A friend of Khashoggi’s said that Cengiz’s father was initially sceptical about their relationship because of their large age gap; Khashoggi is 59 years old. But Cengiz’s father eventually consented.
To get married, Khashoggi needed to prove that he had already legally divorced his first wife. That’s why he went to the Saudi embassy on 2nd October 2018 to get a copy of his divorce papers.
On her fiance disappearance, She said that if she had known it would be the last time she would see Khashoggi, she would have instead entered the consulate herself. “His voice and his ideas will reverberate, from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and across the world,” she wrote. “Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins.”
"I need to know, where is Jamal? I have to know what has happened to him.” https://t.co/kEsXET93zj
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 9, 2018
For his 60th birthday 🎂
I planned a surprise party for my dear fiancée #khashoogi. I invited all his close friends to a restaurant on the #TheBosporus to celebrate his birthday but #WhereIsJamal #mydreamwaskilled#hisbirthday
— Hatice Cengiz / خديجة (@mercan_resifi) October 13, 2018
Hatice Cengiz Invited by Trump to State House
Hatice Cengiz has said she would only consider accepting Donald Trump’s invitation to the White House if the US president is prepared to make a “genuine contribution” to investigating the Saudi critic’s disappearance.
Trump said he had invited Cengiz to the White House on 14th October 2018 while at the same time vowing severe punishment if the Saudi regime was found to be involved. There have been doubts, however, about how far the US president is willing to go, given his administration’s deep ties to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia Owns Up to Jamal Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Arabia on Saturday, 20th October 2018 admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, more than two weeks after his disappearance tipped the kingdom into one of its worst international crises.
The announcement came with the sacking of deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has faced mounting pressure over the Khashoggi affair.
The admission stated that Khashoggi died at the hands of Saudi officials after weeks of vehement denials by the Gulf kingdom comes after President Donald Trump said that the United States, which is Saudi Arabia’s biggest backer, could impose sanctions if it was proved the journalist was killed.
Hatice Cengiz Al-Arabiya Alledged Controversy
A Saudi news outlet, Al-Arabiya, with close ties to the Saudi government, has questioned whether Cengiz was engaged to Khashoggi.
Al-Arabiya says that Cengiz is a critic of Saudi Arabia who supports Saudi Arabia’s nemesis, Qatar. The article says, “Cengiz’s Twitter feed reveals that she follows and endorses people who are critics of Saudi Arabia, organizations are known to enjoy Qatari funding, Muslim Brotherhood members and Turkey’s ruling party. She has even openly tweeted that she opposes Saudi policies.”
Al-Arabiya also charges that — although Cengiz “claimed” to be engaged to Khashoggi — Khashoggi’s family did not know her.