Lindsay Lohan visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his wife, and seven-year-old Syrian girl blogger Bana al-Abed at the country’s presidential palace today.
Bana became famous after tweeting from the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, Syria before her family was evacuated in December.
She shared a short video on Twitter, in which Lohan says: “We want to send to all of the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering, and to all the refugees, we are here supporting you and you can hang on and be strong. Just like Bana has.” They then embrace as Bana tells Lohan, “I love you”.
Lohan has been vocal in her support for Turkey's efforts to host refugees fleeing Syria. The actress later made the following post on her Instagram:
She presented light-blue badges to Erdogan and his wife with a quote from the Turkish leader saying, "World is bigger than five".
The star has become increasingly vocal about the Syrian refugee crisis and visited Syrian refugees at a hospital in Istanbul in September. In October, she visited a Syrian refugee camp in southeastern Turkey’s Gaziantep province.
Such a sweetheart! I remember like it was yesterday when Lindsay used to make headlines almost everyday about taking drugs, partying hard, and blithely drinking. Her change is astonishing. She's become a real role model.
Now, after she saves the refugees and brings about world peace, maybe it's time for some new music, hmm?