Abdelkhalek Torres

Abdelkhalek Torres (Arabic: عبد الخالق الطريس; 1910 – May 27, 1970) was a Moroccan journalist and nationalist leader based in Tetouan, Morocco during the Spanish protectorate of Morocco era.[1]

Abdelkhalek Torres
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Born1910 (1910)
DiedMay 27, 1970(1970-05-27) (aged 59–60)

He co-founded an arabophone newspaper entitled al-Hurriya (الحرية Freedom) along with Abdesalam Bennuna.[2]

Torres's 1934 play Intissar al haq (The Victory of the Right), "is still considered the first published Moroccan play," according to scholar Kamal Salhi.[3]

His political activity from the 1930s on culminated in the independence of Morocco in 1956.[4][5][6] In his later years, Torres served first as ambassador to Spain and Egypt, and then as Minister of Justice.[7]


  1. ^ Lawrence, Adria K. (2013). Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire. Cambridge University Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-107-03709-0.
  2. ^ "تاريخ الصحافة العربية - المغرب". الجزيرة الوثائقية (in Arabic). 11 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21.
  3. ^ Kamal Salhi (2004). "Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia". In Martin Banham (ed.). A History of Theatre in Africa. Cambridge University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-521-80813-2.
  4. ^ C. R. Pennell. Morocco since 1830: a history. NYU Press, 2000. Pages 233-322, passim.
  5. ^ Sebastian Balfour. Deadly embrace: Morocco and the road to the Spanish Civil War. Oxford University Press, 2002. Page 264.
  6. ^ Christian Leitz and David Joseph Dunthorn. Spain in an international context, 1936-1959. Berghahn Books, 1999. Pages 160-162.
  7. ^ A Political Handbook of the World. Published for Council on Foreign Relations by Harvard University Press and Yale University Press. 1962.