Friday 21 October 2016

Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Published 26/09/2016 | 15:06

Lindsay Lohan visited Syrian refugees in Turkey (AP)
Lindsay Lohan visited Syrian refugees in Turkey (AP)

US actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at a hospital in Istanbul and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.

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The 30-year-old actress was accompanied by Turkey's youth and sports deputy minister, Abdurrahim Boynukalin, during the visit, according to Anadolu, the country's state-run news agency.

Mr Boynukalin said the media were not told about Lohan's visit ahead of time to avoid creating a spectacle and he did not specify when it took place.

He said: "The important thing is that a Hollywood star takes this matter seriously and brings it to the world stage."

Mr Boynukalin said the star of such films as Mean Girls and Freaky Friday was moved by the visit to the hospital, which employs only Syrian doctors and treats refugees, and offered to volunteer.

Lohan also gave gifts to the refugee family.


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