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Girl, seven, who tweeted from Aleppo meets Turkish president

Bana al-Abed was introduced to Recep Tayyip Erdogan after her safe evacuation from the Syrian city.

Bana was one of 12,000 people evacuated from Aleppo on Sunday.
Bana was one of 12,000 people evacuated from Aleppo on Sunday. Twitter/Bana al-Abed

The seven-year-old girl who tweeted about living conditions in rebel-held eastern Aleppo has met Turkey's president.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tweeted pictures of himself meeting Bana al-Abed and her family just days after they were evacuated from rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Bana and her family visited Mr Erdoğan at his Presidential Complex.

Bana attracted over 350,000 Twitter followers by providing harrowing updates on life in Aleppo.
Bana attracted over 350,000 Twitter followers by providing harrowing updates on life in Aleppo. Twitter/Bana al-Abed

In a tweet, Mr Erdoğan said "Turkey will always stand with the people of Syria".

Bana attracted over 350,000 Twitter followers by providing harrowing updates on her living conditions and near-death experiences when she was growing up in the besieged city.

On Sunday, Bana and her family were some of 12,000 people to be evacuated as part of a deal to return the city to government control.

The family visited Mr Erdoğan at his Presidential Complex.
The family visited Mr Erdoğan at his Presidential Complex. Twitter/Bana al-Abed

After leaving Aleppo, Fatemah, Bana's mother told the activist-run Qasioun News at her relief at leaving, but also the regret of being forced out of her home city and living as a refugee.

"I am sad because I leave my country, I left my soul there. I want to take our freedom there, not to be like a refugee in other countries. I want for my kids a good future. But this is the matter here.

"They make us leave our country. We can't stay there because there is a lot of bombs and no clean water, no medicine."

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