A British woman has been discovered dead in a toilet at Istanbul Airport after missing a connecting flight. Jacky Sutton, 50, was found hanged at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in the wee hours of Monday morning.

It’s been learnt that she had flown to Istanbul from London but missed a connecting flight to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Local media reports stats she told airport staff she did not have enough money to buy a new ticket. Her body was found a short time later.

Ms Sutton, a former BBC journalist, had worked in Iraq for several years and was the acting Iraq director for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

She was also studying for a PhD at the The Australian National University in Canberra.


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