With the death of Turki al-Sudairi, the mentor of an entire generation, may his soul rest in peace, Saudi Arabia loses ones of its most important pillars of journalism. The late noble-minded man founded an entire generation of journalists and instilled journalism-related concepts at a time when the field was nothing worth mentioning in the country. He died aged 73 and throughout his life, he always remained loyal to his country. Whenever the country faced a disaster, he was among the first of men to rise and fight to defend it.
He wanted enlightenment and openness for his country but without losing its originality or denying its legacy. The path of Al-Riyadh newspaper, which he was the former editor-in-chief of, was that of enlightenment. Some stirred trouble because they did not understand his drives and the aims of his proposals. He had friendly ties with Saudi kings. Late King Abdullah, may he rest in peace, called him the “king of journalists,” and he was close to the friend of journalists, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. He was kind and famous for his humanitarian work. He was generous; the good deeds he did without telling anyone are much more than what people are aware of.
God bless the late noble Turki al-Sudairi who did all he could for journalistic achievements in Saudi Arabia and developed the field.
This article was first published in Okaz on May 15.
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