Penn plans Khashoggi documentary

Otago Daily Times - - WEEKEND WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Sean Penn is in Turkey work­ing on a documentary about the slay­ing of Wash­ing­ton­based Saudi jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, ac­cord­ing to a Turk­ish of­fi­cial yesterday.

Yasin Ak­tay, an ad­viser to Turkey’s pres­i­dent,said the twotime 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 Khashoggi’s Turk­ish fi­ancee.

Khashoggi, a Wash­ing­ton Post columnist crit­i­cal of Saudi Crown Prince Mo­hammed Bin Sal­man, is sus­pected to have been killed by Saudi agents on Oc­to­ber 2 af­ter ar­riv­ing at the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul. —TCA/AP

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