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The famous Tombili statue in Ziverbey, Istanbul
Street art

In search of Tombili – Istanbul’s famous cat

Calling all kitty lovers! Pack your bags and book your tickets to Istanbul because Turkey’s second city (also known as ‘Catstantinople’) is absolutely heaving with friendly, fussable cats. Owned by no one and everyone, thousands of strays are fed and cared for by kind…

2 November, 2016
Food and drink

Çiğ köfte: the Turkish raw meat dish with a kick

I’m generally pretty good when it comes to getting the right balance between being adventurous with food and applying common sense safety rules. So I can safely say that eating a lump of raw meat that’s presented as though a ham-fisted toddler has mistaken it…

12 July, 2013