Cats of Istanbul

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Cats of Istanbul are not house cats, nor are they strays. They are members of the community, a quintessential detail in the fabric of the city. While they do not belong to anyone, they seem to be cared for by everyone. It is a common sight to see the Turks doling out kibble to the expecting mobs of moggies on the streets

Coastal guard
Coastal guard on the Bosphorus 
Coastal kitty
Coastal kitty on the Bosphorus
Istanbul's Mr Mustache competition winner
Istanbul’s Mr Mustache competition winner, back streets of Sultanahmet
Hanging out
Hanging out in Sultanahmet park
Tomcat
Tomcat in the Blue Mosque neighbourhood
Feeding time at the zoo
Feeding time at the zoo, Sultanahmet park
Devout kitty
Devout kitty at Firuz Aga Mosque
Worship me
Worship me, Archaeological museum courtyard
Every cafe is a cat cafe in Istanbul
Every cafe is a cat cafe in Istanbul, Balat
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