A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey engaged on a documentary concerning the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey’s president, tells The Related Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner interviewed him in Ankara as a part of his “preliminary preparations” for the documentary earlier than leaving for Istanbul the place he was attributable to meet with Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee.
The Washington Put up columnist who was essential of the Saudi crown prince was killed by Saudi brokers on October 2 after arriving to deal with routine paperwork. Aktay, who was a pal of Khashoggi’s, was the primary to alert authorities that the journalist disappeared contained in the consulate.
Turkish media confirmed Penn filming in entrance of the consulate constructing Wednesday.