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.

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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.

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Turkish media confirmed Penn filming in entrance of the consulate constructing Wednesday.

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