Lindsay Lohan Brings Gifts to Syrian Refugees
The actress visited refugees in Turkey over the weekend
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2016 1:24 PM CDT
Lindsay Lohan, seen here in 2013, visited with Syrian refugees in Turkey over the weekend.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, FILE)

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan made an apparently secret visit to meet with Syrian refugees in Turkey over the weekend. TMZ reports the actress stopped by a hospital near Istanbul Sunday. She was accompanied by Abdurrahim Boynukalin, Turkey's youth and sports deputy minister, according the AP. He says Lohan offered to volunteer at the hospital, which is staffed completely by Syrian doctors. Lohan also visited the home of a refugee family from Aleppo and brought them gifts. TMZ describes her as crying while comforting an injured father and his kids. "The important thing is that a Hollywood star take this matter seriously and bring it to the world stage," the AP quotes Boynukalin as saying. TMZ puts it another way: "Something to be said for reaching out and helping others, especially when your own life's in crisis."