Artists mourn Syrian toddler's death, post their tributes

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 10:42 IST
A Turkish gendarmerie carries a young migrant, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, in the coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey. (Reuters Photo)

Soon after images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, the toddler who drowned off the Turkish coast, went viral, reactions poured in from across the world for. Using hashtags like #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik and #HumanityWashedAshore, artists shared their tributes to the toddler on social networking sites.

Images of Aylan, showing the toddler clad in a bright red T-shirt and shorts and lying face down in the surf on a Turkish beach, did the rounds on social media throughout Thursday and appeared on the front pages of newspapers in many countries.

Aylan drowned with his mother and five-year-old brother when their boat capsized on a short run from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos, ending their hopes of a new life in Europe. Several of the tributes by artists featured Aylan with a pair of wings.

Ne "gemicikler" var binenleri karun eden, ah ne gemiler var küçücük bir bedeni karşı kıyıya taşıyamayan... Zamanında...

Posted by Murat Sayın on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

(With inputs from agencies)

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