The fur is flying between the eastern Turkish city of Van and the capital, Ankara. Van, as cat lovers know, is home to the unique Van cat, a breed distinguished by its white coat and different colored eyes. Ankara, as cat lovers might also know, is home to the unique Angora cat, a breed distinguished by its white coat and different colored eyes. Confused? It appears that so are the cities that are home to these two breeds.
As the Hurriyet Daily News reports, officials in Van are not too happy about Ankara's new municipal logo: a fluffy white cat.
The official city logo recently adopted by Ankara’s municipal assembly has prompted a “cat fight” between the capital and the eastern city of Van over the origins of the feline symbol, the Anatolia news agency reported Sunday.
The Van Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or VATSO, and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality both claim their cities are the real home of the “smiling Turkish Angora” depicted on Ankara’s new logo.
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