UN envoy Angelina Jolie travelled to Turkey’s border with Syria on Friday to meet some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government’s bloody crackdown on dissent.
The goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees arrived in the Turkish province of Hatay on a private jet with boxes of toys for the refugee camps, where 10,000 Syrians are now living.
DHA television showed Jolie disembarking from the plane in sunglasses, as police tried to keep fans and photographers away. The actress rested at Hatay airport and then headed to a camp in the Turkish town of Altinozu, Turkish media reported. Turkish authorities hoisted a 15-metre banner near the entrance of a refugee camp to welcome Jolie. It read: “Goodness Angel of the World, Welcome” in English and Turkish.
One fan held a poster that read: “Angelina, kiss me for world peace.”