Lindsay Lohan is trying to make a difference abroad. And this weekend, Lindsay Lohan met with Turkey’s president to talk about the Syrian refugee crisis. The Mean Girl actress met with the controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Saturday in Istanbul to reportedly have a discussion about the current plight of Syrian refugees. The Turkish First Lady Emine Erdoğan and Syrian refugee Bana Alabed were also there. Bana Alabed became a household name by tweeting the difficulties her and her mother faced during the siege of Aleppo.
“What a dream it is for Mr. President Erdogan and The First Lady to invite me to their home,” Lohan wrote on her Instagram page. “Their efforts in helping Syrian Refugees is truly inspiring, #peace starts now.” In an additional statement to Turkey’s Andalou Agency, she delved deeper into the reasons behind the meeting: “This is why I underlined the statement “the world is bigger than five.” Five big nations made promises but they did not keep them. There are some who are afraid to come Turkey due to the disinformation about it but I feel very much at ease.”
This isn’t the first time Lohan has been to Turkey. In the past, she has volunteered in Turkey numerous times to help the country’s refugee children. It’s great to see the actress so passionate about helping children and working on making the world a safer place for refugees. There are reports of Lindsay writing a book, too. We hope that her experiences in Turkey make the cut!