Jacqueline Sutton, known as Jacky, died at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on her way to Irbil, Iraq, according to Turkish media. She was 50-years-old.
A journalist and student, she was due to carry out fieldwork in Irbil for a PhD on international development support to female media professionals in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is not yet known how Sutton died. Friends questioned Turkish media reports that she killed herself after missing a connecting flight to Erbil and not having the money to buy another ticket.