Istanbul street dogs

There are, in the small part of own that I have seen, plenty of dogs on the street.

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They hang out in parks, and outside restaurants, on the grounds of Topkapi, and generally around open spaces.

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They don’t seem to belong to anyone in particular, but some of them have ear tags that, as I understand it, associate them with a particular address.

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I saw no evidence of pack behavior, just small groups that had an area where they hung out and other dogs didn’t seem to come into that territory.

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When this guy saw me taking his picture,

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He gave me a appeasing yawn, so I did him the favor of looking away.

I wonder what these doggies do in the winter.

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