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BBC reporter found hanging at in bathroom of Istanbul airport in Turkey

By Mason White 9:22 AM October 20, 2015
Jacky Sutton 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Family and friends of a popular British activist, are shocked after she was found hanging in an airport in Turkey.

They are demanding an investigation into the death of Jacky Sutton, a BBC reporter and director for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

Officials in Istanbul, said that Sutton killed herself after missing a flight. She allegedly said that she had no money to pay for another ticket.

They claim that she became distressed after airline staff at the Ataturk airport told her that she would have to buy a new ticket to fly to Erbil, Iraq.

Sutton, who is a former United Nations worker and a journalist, was found hanging in the airport bathroom by three passengers from Russia.

Friends of Sutton said that the 50-year-old reporter would never commit suicide. She also had a fear of ISIS extremists. They also said that she would have reached out to friends or family if she was low on money for a ticket.

Close friend Amanda Whitely, released emails between her and Sutton, showing that the victim feared ISIS extremists.

In one email she said: “I am going to stay in the hotel until next week, when I will move in with some Kurdish friends who live in a gated community.”

“If Daesh (ISIS) wants to attack, they will, but it will take planning and I won’t be the target. If the whacko wants to get to heaven, he or she will have to contend with armed guards,” she wrote in another email.