Journalists found dead at Istanbul airport

Journalists found dead at Istanbul airport

World October 19, 2015 15:57

- Journalist Jacky Sutton ( 50 ) , a former employee of the BBC , is found dead Sunday night on the toilet from Istanbul airport .

Sutton was at the airport to board flights to the Iraqi Erbil, when she was found dead, reports The Daily Mail. According to the Turkish authorities, there would be suicide, but that is not going in there with colleagues and friends of Sutton.

According to Turkish media, the flight from Sutton to Erbil " to her great dissatisfaction " be rebooked. After her appearance at the ticket counter of her airline she was found dead a few hours later on the toilet by three Russian tourists. It is not known how its discoverers Sutton have found exactly. According to the Turkish authorities the security cameras on the toilet at the relevant time not worked due to a fault.

Turkish media reports that Sutton would have committed suicide because they had insufficient money for her ticket to get books. Against the Australian public broadcaster ABC said several colleagues that story " impossible may be true, it was a wealthy woman ". " Suicide impossible " After her career at the BBC Sutton worked at some United Nations organizations and she was director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

The Iraqi journalist Mazin Elias told The Daily Mail that " impossible " that Sutton has committed suicide. I know Jacky would not do such a thing. She was committed to a better life for all, why would she kill herself? The former director of the IWPR was slain a few months ago in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Her former employer, including the Australian university where she got her PhD, gave the British government commissioned a " extensive and careful research " into the circumstances of her death.

The Foreign Ministry confirms death of Sutton, but would not comment on the circumstances in which she died, " so as not to frustrate the investigation ", writes The Guardian.

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