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Sean Penn in Turkey for 'documentary on Khashoggi murder'

IANS  |  Istanbul 

US and filmmaker and his crew were seen in front of the here on Wednesday, reportedly making a documentary on the killing of inside the mission.

Turkish private NTV broadcaster said the was trying to gather detailed information to make the documentary about the murder of supporter-turned-critic of Saudi Mohammad bin Salman, a case that has sparked an international outcry.

The two-time winner came to the consulate with a crew of around 10 and shot in front of the consulate as well as the residence of the Saudi consul, who left after the journalist's killing on October 2.

Khashoggi, a for the Washington Post, went missing after entering the consulate for collecting documents in order to marry his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz.

After initially saying the had left the consulate alive, weeks later the admitted he was killed there and blamed a "rogue" team.

Penn was expected to meet Cengiz in the city, according to the broadcaster.

daily reported that the will also visit to meet Turkish officials.

According to the prosecutor, was strangled to death after he entered the and his body was then dismembered and destroyed.

The and crime scene investigators were still trying to locate the remaining parts of his body across and the neighbouring province.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:10 IST