American actor and two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn was filmed leaving Istanbul on Friday, after doing preliminary preparations for a documentary on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.
An adviser to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yasin Aktay, stated that he was interviewed by the actor. Aktay was one of the first to alert authorities about Khashoggi's disappearance... Еще.
Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to pick up documents for his upcoming marriage, but has not been seen since.
Turkish officials claimed he was murdered inside the consulate while Saudi officials previously maintained that Khashoggi had left the consulate. After a string of contradictory explanations, Riyadh admitted that Khashoggi was murdered, and announced that the kingdom would seek the death penalty for five out of the 11 people charged with Khashoggi's murder.