Actor Sean Penn is at present in Turkey engaged on a documentary in regards to the loss of life of journalist Jamal Kashoggi on the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a narrative that’s been a highly-debated matter in America for the final two months.

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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 as a consequence of meet with Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee.

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Representatives for Penn didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

As beforehand reported, Kashoggi was a journalist that usually wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for The Washington Publish. After disappearing the Saudi authorities revealed that he had been killed in what it claimed as a struggle on the consulate. The story gained nationwide consideration each for the alleged brutality of the killing, the obvious cover-up and President Donald Trump’s response to the whole scandal.

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

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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