Greg Norman: "We have all made mistakes"

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Greg Norman: "We have all made mistakes"

"We have all made mistakes, you have to learn from them in order not to make them in the future"

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Storm on Greg Norman, CEO of the Arab Super League (the LIV Golf), who commented on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, critic of the Riyadh regime, killed in October 2018 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Norman, former number 1 in the world of green, has ended up in the crosshairs of critics not only for having downplayed the killing of the former Washington Post columnist, but also for the story relating to the 81 executions of prisoners which took place last March 13 in Arabia Saudi.

"Honestly, I consider myself a person who looks forward and not backward. I have talked about it", the declarations of Norman. Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi writer and journalist, formerly editor-in-chief of "Al-Arab News Channel"

He was also an editor at the Saudi newspaper al-Waṭan (The Fatherland), turning it into a platform for progressive Saudis. Khashoggi - a journalist active in various Saudi newspapers - left Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and went into self-imposed exile.

He said the Saudi Arabian government had "banned him from Twitter", and later wrote some critical articles about the Saudi government. Khashoggi had been very critical of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, and the king of the country, Salman of Saudi Arabia.

He also opposed the Saudi military intervention in Yemen which has so far caused thousands of civilian casualties. On 2 October 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents relating to his marriage; he never left the building and was subsequently declared a missing person.

Anonymous Turkish police sources claimed that he was killed and quartered inside the consulate. The Saudi government claims that Khashoggi left the consulate alive through a rear entrance, but Turkish police say no CCTV recorded him as he exited the consulate.

On October 15, an inspection of the consulate took place, carried out by Turkish officials. Turkish officials found evidence of "tampering" during the inspection and evidence that supported the claim that Khashoggi was killed.

On October 19, Saudi state TV confirmed Khashoggi's death following a "dispute" at the consulate in Istanbul.