I don’t know how one city can have so many stray cats.
In America, if you see an animal in the street, you pick the dog/cat up and you take it home and post lost animal signs everywhere until the owner inevitably comes to pick it up. If you did that in Istanbul, you wouldn’t have any room to sleep because every square inch of your house would be full of stray, homeless, animals! Most of them look pretty well cared for though. Even gorgeous. Some live in mosques.
Some prefer museums.
Some are very philosophical…
Some hide from the tourists…
And most are very sweet and tame.
All in all the people of Istanbul seem to love their strays. We often saw food set out for the dogs and cats and the people even protested their removal in 2012!
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