The Cats of Istanbul

The Cats of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
These beloved and respected cats are generally given free reign of the city. The care and management of these feral fur-balls, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, often falls on the shoulders of volunteer organizations and well-meaning citizens. The revered status of cats in this corner of the world can be summed up in the popular saying, “If you’ve killed a cat, you need to build a mosque to be forgiven by God.”