Angelina Jolie to visit Syrian refugees in Turkey

June 17, 2011 - 5:44 AM
APTOPIX Turkey Syria

Syrian refugees children crowd a playing area in a camp in Boynuyogun, near the Syrian border, Thursday, June 16, 2011. At least 150 more refugees crossed into Turkey on Thursday afternoon, increasing the number of refugees to more than 9,000. They were quickly ferried to the refugee camp in the town of Yayladagi. Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is expected to visit the refugees in Turkey on Friday afternoon, the UNHCR said Thursday.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

ALTINOZU, Turkey (AP) — UN envoy Angelina Jolie is traveling to Turkey's border with Syria, where she will meet some of the more than 9,600 refugees who have fled a bloody crackdown on Syrian anti-government protesters.

The Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is expected to arrive in the Turkish province of Hatay on Friday afternoon.

In April, Jolie traveled to Tunisia during its refugee crisis as thousands fled from its war-torn neighbor, Libya.