Just a few of the photos flying around of the streets dogs in Turkey and their recent reaction to events there.
Spending anytime in Istanbul you can't help but notice the amount of street dogs which inhabit any public space. In a country where dogs and cats are traditionally not kept at home where they are seen as somewhat 'dirty' they are well maintained as public property in the streets where they are fed, conversed with and given places to sleep. In recent years government proposals to exterminate the strays has been met with fierce opposition. It is only fitting then that they get their look in during the last ten days of uprising against the AKP government.
"Close the park and I will shit in the mall"
If you liked this you will probably also like Loukanikos the Greek riot dog. Post any more photos you have come across in the photos below - but not the one of police spraying a dog in the face which is from Brazil last year.