Kedi – a wonderful film about the cats of Istanbul

Did you know that there are hundreds and thousands of Turkish cats that roam the streets of Istanbul? They have been there for many, many years and live freely amongst the people. Some of them fend for themselves, and others are cared for by communities for their needs. The street cats are a huge part of the culture of this place.

The people of Istanbul believe that cats are like a mirror to themselves and allow them to reflect on their own lives and their place in it. The cats bring a sense of purpose and joy and are an essential part of the communities and lives of the people of this city.

There are many lonely people in the world, across all cities and rural communities. In Istanbul this loneliness is somehow lightened by sharing the city with the cats. Whether you see them on your daily routines, in and out of your lives. Or whether you have adopted them and help to care and nurture them in a more personal way. Whether you are a cat lover or not. They bring light and life into many people’s lives.

Keep a look out for the amazing documentary that has been made about these cats. It is called “Kedi” and Ceyda Torun has directed and produced it. Have you seen the film, or even the cats themselves?  Or have you heard about them?

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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