Lindsay, who became an overnight advocate of the Turkish government, spent time there this past November visiting with Syrian refugees at various hospitals, and appeared on Turkish television to sing the praises of the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğ.
As recently as this weekend, Lohan told CNN that Turkey's efforts in welcoming Syrian refugees are "phenomenal."
She also noted how personal tragedy has helped her understand the plight of the Syrian people.
Losing half of my finger and getting it back was one of the best things that's ever happened to me. If that didn't happen to me, if I didn't lose a part of myself essentially — and I weirdly think about this when I meditate — I wouldn't have stayed in Turkey. I wouldn't have stayed there, and I wouldn't have understood what it feels like to lose a limb.