Defiant cat wins over internet during attempted coup in Turkey
Curiosity usually kills the cat, but not in the case of this intrigued feline who appeared to be unfazed by the attempted military coup in Turkey. The moment, which was captured on camera, soon went viral on the internet.
As policemen aimed their guns in Istanbul, the cat seemingly wandered over for a curious sniff and the moment was captured by a Reuters photographer.
A policeman aims his weapon in Istanbul, Turkey. Live updates: https://t.co/KJ2t6uyy45pic.twitter.com/zdm7zK9zNG— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 16, 2016
Twitter users couldn’t get enough of the photo either.
Cat seems unfazed by attempted military coup in #Turkey. https://t.co/7UiN0Qjr0F— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 16, 2016
@Reuters Cat is like ☮, man. Make love, not war. ✌️— Camille ✨ (@TamlaCam) July 16, 2016
@Reuters I can has coup— Ralph Pulner (@RPulner) July 16, 2016
Others couldn’t decide whose side the cat was on, whether it was the pro-coup military faction or the pro-government police.
@cameo60@ReutersWorldpic.twitter.com/6hvKnkkxtf— simon brian anderson (@sonofanders121) July 16, 2016
Local cat sides with police vs the #TurkishCoup perpetrators in #Turkey. pic.twitter.com/luj5uxCYLl— Mr Red Ghost (@Mr_Ghostly) July 16, 2016
@Reuters Screw the coup, where's the food!?— blip miester (@blipmiester3) July 16, 2016
We would like to think the nosy cat was impartially observing both sides.
The cat, of course, remains neutral.https://t.co/jcNzGOBSrV— Bear Braumoeller (@Prof_BearB) July 16, 2016