We've come to the last of the Istanbul posts. I had read that cats roam freely around Istanbul, and it's the truth. They are everywhere, and seem to be fed by locals as well as tourists who leave food and water where cats can find it. Most of them appear healthy and well-fed, although I believe most of them are homeless in the sense that no one properly owns them.
Cats feasting near Dolmabahçe Palace . . .
sitting in dress shops . . .
in the street . . .
in the window of an arts and music shop . . .
on a car roof . . .
sleeping in windows . . .
on a stack of pillow covers in the Arasta Bazaar.