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Lindsay Lohan's Bizarre Poem About Syria Is Raising Some Serious Political Eyebrows

Is this propaganda?

Lindsay Lohan has become an unexpected and confusing pro-Turkey advocate for Syrian refugees. She's been visiting hospitals and openly advocating the revision of UN policies, although both her sincerity and the extent to which her involvement in the situation makes a lot of political sense is certainly questionable. Now, Lohan is sharing poetry about the refugee crisis in the hopes of raising awareness on the issue.

Here's her post from Instagram:

Lohan's been spending a lot of time in Dubai lately, working on a handful of projects ranging from writing a treatment of Mean Girls 2 to opening her very own nightclub. She's still planning on making time for aid work in the future:

"I am deciding now if I will head back to do more work in refugee camps in Turkey and Antep during or after the New Year," Lohan recently told Page 6. "The dates are not set yet. It depends on how Turkey feels after the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul. Not that any attack has or will ever stop me from helping those suffering, those who need our help the most."

Meanwhile, many are questioning if Lohan has an ulterior motive when it comes to charity.

Paper notes that "Turkey has hosted more than half of the 4.2 million Syrians displaced by the military conflict in their homeland--the most of any other country in the world--and has contributed $9 billion in humanitarian aid for the ongoing crisis ... analysts feel Lohan's intentions are less than genuine, with theories ranging from the actress getting paid by the Turkish government to paint it in good light, to dating a 'pro-government Turkish billionaire,' following her harrowing split from Egor Tarabasov."

This brings up the question: is Lohan knowingly or inadvertantly acting as a propagandist for the Turkish government?

2017 is off to a weird start.

[Photo: Instagram]

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