Turkish star Büyüküstün visits Syrian refugees at UNICEF event
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish celebrity Tuba Büyüküstün, who is also a goodwill ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund, participated in a workshop for Syrian and Turkish children on Dec. 11.
The actress, who won worldwide acclaim with her television series like Asi (Rebel) and Cesur ve Güzel (Brave and Beautiful) painted with the children and visited a picture gallery.
In a post on her Instagram account, she said: “Today we met children who use the language of colors, one of the most powerful methods of expressing ourselves.”
The workshop titled “A day in museum” was organized in capital Ankara by the UNICEF and the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (A.S.A.M.) and funded by the EU delegation to Turkey.
Christian Berger, the head of EU delegation to Turkey; Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF representative in Turkey; and İbrahim Vurgun Kavlak, general coordinator of A.S.A.M.; also attended the workshop.
Speaking at the event, Berger said education is the most important right of children. Duamelle said such activities provided children an opportunity to explore their abilities. They appreciated Turkey’s support in this regard.
Büyüküstün became the UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador in May 2014 to support Syrian child refugees who had fled to Turkey.