Lindsay Lohan all smiles as she proudly sports the Muslim hijab in Turkey

Published October 9th, 2016 - 06:43 GMT
Lindsay wearing a scarf she was given as a present by one of the aid workers in Turkey. (Instagram)
Lindsay wearing a scarf she was given as a present by one of the aid workers in Turkey. (Instagram)

She's been in Turkey all week, doing charity work with Syrian refugees.

And Lindsay Lohan brought smiles to the faces of the young migrants when she visited the 'container town' of Gaziantep in Turkey on Saturday. 

The Parent Trap star, 30, flashed a beaming grin as she held a baby in her arms to the delight of the surrounding aid workers.  

She let her natural beauty speak for itself with minimal make up as she greeted the children and aid workers in the town.

Lindsay then changed into doctor's robes and tied her hair back as she helped conduct medical checks on the children who have fled war-torn Syria. 

She also shared a joke with officials and aid workers as she was shown a model map of the container town.  

Last week, Lindsay revealed that her ring finger was 'ripped off' in a dramatic boating accident in Turkey, but the star has now had the tip reattached. 

The imagery, originally released by TMZ on Wednesday, shows Lindsay's third finger in two parts.

While the nail still in tact, the epidermis of the finger appears to have been fixed back on below the joint.

Of the injury, Lohan said afterwards: 'To make this very clear. The bottom part of my finger was ripped off. It was not "chopped" or "severed" off.'   

Luckily, in the aftermath of the incident, LiLo's boating companions scrambled around to find the finger of the Hollywood starlet.

She then had to be taken to an emergency room, where she had the surgical procedure to reattach it.

Lindsay said: 'I almost lost my finger from the anchor. Well, I lost half my finger, thank goodness we found the piece of my finger… I just had surgery to fix it… it hurts so bad.'

The Parent Trap star initially embarked into the Eurasian area to conduct a humanitarian mission in her support for refugees fleeing from Syria.

There, she paid visits to an Istanbul hospital as well as the home of the Hussiens, a family of Syrian refugees.

Since then, her injuries don't seem to have held her back from helping during her trip.

On Tuesday, Lindsay took her bandaged finger to meet a Syrian family living in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul.

The family, who have two young children, received presents from the international actress and showed their gratitude in kisses.

Lindsay put on a brave face, boldly sharing her horror story and brandishing her bandaged hand to the cameras. 

The actress proved she was still in good spirits on Monday too, when she took to Instagram to share her first selfie since the incident.

Making light of the injury, the 30-year-old Mean Girls star wrote: 'One-handed selfie!', alongside the picture. 

Earlier, she was seen wearing the flower headband SnapChat filter. The make-up free American actress could be seen smiling at the camera as she lay down. 

Clad in what appeared to be a white nightshirt, she wore her fiery tresses loose around face. 

And keeping her accessories to a minimum she looked in good spirits, despite the weekend's events. 

Lindsay had to undergo emergency operation on her ring finger Sunday after part of it was mangled in a boating accident off the Turkish seaboard. 

The star had attempted to lift the heavy anchor of the vessel she was on when she got tangled up in the rope and careened into the water, TMZ reported.

The actress attempted to free herself of the anchor ropes when the heavy boating machinery seared into her ring finger, cutting it off.

She took to Instagram to share with her followers the lessons she gleaned from the emotional encounter.

'Meet the Hussein Family. The father, Mohammad, was injured severely in Aleppo and his wife left him and her three kids after they migrated to Turkey. The lovely girl is Heya (9) and her twin brother is Leys,' Lohan wrote. 'The Sultanbeyli Municipality is covering their rent and kitchen expenses but the conditions of the house are very bad. 

'The older brother was not in the house with us because although he is 17, he had to work in order to take better care of his family.'

The politically-charged pop culture princess earlier made clear where she stands, as she posted an image of the Turkish flag woth the caption: '#Start #helping the #refugees suffering in #Syria. As promised. #istanbul stop #massacreinaleppo.'

The actress was accompanied on her jaunt by Abdurrahim Boynukalin, the Turkish deputy minister of youth and sports, according to the Anadolu agency.

While there, the Liz & Dick star also announced her latest endorsement deal, with the B4L company and owner Umit Akbulut.

By Charlie Moore

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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