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Iconic refugee puppet Little Amal completes Turkey tour

The 'Little Amal', 3.5-meter tall puppet en route to the UK prepared as part of a project titled "The Walk" which is sharing the life story of little Amal [Adsız Günebakan/Anadolu Agency]
The 'Little Amal', 3.5-meter tall puppet en route to the UK prepared as part of a project titled "The Walk" which is sharing the life story of little Amal [Adsız Günebakan/Anadolu Agency]

Little Amal, the refugee child puppet that is making the long journey from the Syrian-Turkey border to the UK to highlight the plight of refugee children, has finished the Turkey leg of her journey and is on her way to Greece.

The 3.5 metre tall Little Amal set out from the southeastern province of Gaziantep on 27 July, she was met with children and their families who came to see her off at Saglik Beach in Izmir's Cesme district yesterday.

The project has been organised by the Good Chance Theater, a UK-based company that deals with refugee issues, and aims to raise awareness about the difficulties refugee children face on their journey to Europe with or without their families.

The over three-metre tall Little Amal requires three puppeteers to control her: one inside her ribcage on stilts, and two guiding the movements of each of her arms.

The Walk started in south-east Turkey near the Syrian border and is due to travel through Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France and will end on 3 November in Manchester.

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