Highlighted Story—Catstantinople

As one of the world’s most populous cities, Istanbul boasts more than its share of human residents. But this famed historic city also boasts its share of another kind of resident: the fluffy, furry kind. The many cats and dogs of Istanbul’s streets have nuzzled their way into the hearts of many of the city’s residents, who at large have welcomed their fellow city-dwellers, who serve as one of the reasons why people generally fall in love with Istanbul. Common citizens and shop owners alike tenderly care for these street animals, who in return grant the people their faithful companionship. In this week’s podcast, allow Hale, a native of Istanbul, to take you on a virtual walk down an Istanbul street where you yourself can see what all the bark is about.

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  • Laura

    Laura Applegath

  • Katy

    Katy Gilbert

  • Ellie

    Ellie Heard

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    Scott Lashinsky

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    Kenisha Leonhardt

  • Jami

    Jami Sall

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    Jessica Spann


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