When one lives in Istanbul, one shares it with the cats who tend to be as iconic as the historic buildings themselves. Yes, I’m thinking of you Gli and Tombili. I never lived in a city where so many cat’s roamed free and the truth is, for many it’s a hard life. The people of Istanbul do their best to spade and neuter the cats and provide them with make-shift homes but they still remain vulnerable to infections and malnutrition. I had one stray kitten of my own. Here are some of my pics of the street cats that call Istanbul home.