FaceOf: Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry

Updated 02 June 2018

FaceOf: Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry

  • Al-Turki was born in Unaizah in 1943, moved to the capital Riyadh with his family when he was four years old, and joined the army in 1961
  • Al-Turki earned the trust of the Saudi government in the early 90s; Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif issued a decree which promoted him to major general and official security spokesman

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki has been the security spokesman for Interior Ministry for more than 10 years, and also serves as director of information affairs.

Al-Turki was born in Unaizah in 1943, moved to the capital Riyadh with his family when he was four years old, and joined the army in 1961. 

Al-Turki earned the trust of the Saudi government in the early 1990s; Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif issued a decree which promoted him to major general and official security spokesman of the Interior Ministry with the same rank.

Earlier, Al-Turki highlighted the role of Saudi society in increasing public awareness of the dangers of fanatical religious thought on the country’s security. He said that the great work of the public has directly contributed to reducing the ability of terror organizations to recruit youths to take part in terrorist and subversive operations inside the Kingdom.

On Thursday, Al-Turki co-held a press conference in Riyadh with Col. Abdul Aziz Al-Hasan, the director of the information crimes combating department at Public Security, and Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, the director of the information center at the Interior Ministry, to highlight the Council of Ministers’ anti-harassment law.

Al-Turki said that harassment is prohibited in Shariah.

The eight-article law will be enforced within the coming days after being published in the official gazette, he said, adding that the system will focus on the conviction of perpetrators of harassment and not on victims.

He said every individual is now aware of the specific punishment for any form of harassment. The law protects people in public parks, schools, care and resort houses, homes and social media, in addition to those who are under age.

He urged the public and private sectors to impose internal punishments regarding complaints filed by their employees.


Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 25 min 35 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 252,039
  • A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 37 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,428 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 125 were recorded in Makkah, 106 in the capital Riyadh, 68 in Hufof, 59 in Jazan and 57 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 252,039 after 1,599 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.