Abdelkhalek Torres

Abdelkhalek Torres (1910 - May 27, 1970) was a Moroccan journalist and nationalist leader based in Tetouan, Morocco during the Spanish protectorate of Morocco era.

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.[1]

His political activity from the 1930s on culminated in the independence of Morocco in 1956.[2][3][4] In his later years, Torres served first as ambassador to Spain and Egypt, and then as Minister of Justice.[5]


  1. Kamal Salhi (2004). "Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia". In Martin Banham. A History of Theatre in Africa. Cambridge University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-521-80813-2.
  2. C. R. Pennell. Morocco since 1830: a history. NYU Press, 2000. Pages 233-322, passim.
  3. Sebastian Balfour. Deadly embrace: Morocco and the road to the Spanish Civil War. Oxford University Press, 2002. Page 264.
  4. Christian Leitz and David Joseph Dunthorn. Spain in an international context, 1936-1959. Berghahn Books, 1999. Pages 160-162.
  5. A Political Handbook of the World. Published for Council on Foreign Relations by Harvard University Press and Yale University Press. 1962.

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