Animals … and my first thought went straight to the soul of Istanbul, their cats and kittens. Istanbul wouldn’t be the same without their alley cats. The Istanbul people and their cats are one.
In Istanbul, the cat is the King!
Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can.
Turkish film director Ceyda Torun has made an awarding winning documentary in about 7 of the cities cat, Kedi.
The most wonderful film. A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.
Istanbul is one of my absolute favourite destinations, have visited 6 times in total so fare and going back for more in October if COVID-19 allows me – so I have met a lot of their four-legged characters.
“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep,
and company only when they want it.”