Sean Penn work­ing on doc­u­men­tary on Saudi writer’s death

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ANKARA, TUR­KEY—A Turk­ish of­fi­cial says Sean Penn is in Tur­key work­ing on a doc­u­men­tary about the slay­ing of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi at the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul.

Yasin Ak­tay, an ad­viser to Tur­key’s pres­i­dent, tells The As­so­ci­ated Press on Thurs­day that the two-time Os­car win­ner in­ter­viewed him in Ankara as part of his “pre­lim­i­nary prepa­ra­tions” for the doc­u­men­tary be­fore leav­ing for Is­tan­bul where he was due to meet with Khashoggi’s Turk­ish fi­ancée.

The Wash­ing­ton Post colum­nist who was crit­i­cal of the Saudi crown prince was killed by Saudi agents on Oct.2 af­ter ar­riv­ing to han­dle rou­tine pa­per­work. Ak­tay, who was a friend of Khashoggi’s, Sean Penn, right, with Yasin Ak­tay, is in Tur­key work­ing on a doc about the slay­ing of Ja­mal Khashoggi.

was the first to alert au­thor­i­ties that the jour­nal­ist dis­ap­peared in­side the con­sulate.

Turk­ish me­dia showed Penn film­ing in front of the con­sulate Wed­nes­day.

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