Lindsay Lohan meets Aleppo's blogger Bana Alabed

Lindsay Lohan meets Aleppo's blogger Bana Alabed
American actress Lindsay Lohan met seven-year-old Aleppo tweeter Bana at the presidential palace in Turkey's Ankara on Friday.
2 min read
28 January, 2017
The video showed Bana hugging the actress [Twitter]

US actress Lindsay Lohan met Syrian girl blogger Bana al-Abed at the presidential palace in Ankara on Friday.

The actress was smiling as she posed for pictures alongside seven-year-old Bana and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a short video shared by Bana on Twitter, Lohan said: "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."

The video showed Bana hugging the actress.

The Syrian girl came to international attention with her tweets giving a tragic account of the war in Syria's flashpoint city Aleppo, whose rebel areas fell back into government control last month. 

She was evacuated from the besieged city to Turkey in December, and later that month she and her family were given the rare honour of being hosted by Erdogan at the presidential palace. 

Sharing the picture on her Twitter account, Bana wrote: "Meeting with my friends @rt_erdogan, Emine and @lindsaylohan to support the people of Syria."

Lohan, a former child star who appeared in hit films "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls", has struggled with drug addiction and has had numerous run-ins with the law.

The troubled actress was sentenced in 2013 to 240 hours of community service for reckless driving and lying to police following a 2012 car accident in Santa Monica, California.

Recent rumours claimed Lohan had converted to Islam, after erasing her presence from Instagram and leaving a cryptic religious message for her fans.