Gli from birth lived in the Cathedral of St. Sophia. In recent months, she was given a separate room.
In Turkey, died a famous cat Gly, who from birth lived in Aya Sofia. The animal was 16 years old, and she was one of the symbols of Istanbul. The announcement was published on Saturday, November 7, on the Gli page in Instagram. “I was born in Aya Sofia, in the heart of the world. I just said goodbye to this life, where I met millions of people who came to the Heart of Peace with love and became a mirror of the light of love. Thank you to everyone who has my paw prints in their heart,” the message said.
The governor of Istanbul, Ali Yerlikaya, wrote on his Twitter page that he was deeply upset by the death of an animal.
“I am upset about the death of Gli. She was treated at a private clinic in Levent since September 24 but died of old age. We will never forget you, Gli,” he noted in the social network.
The official representative of the Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan Ibrahim Kalyn also expressed his condolences on the death of Gli.
The cat caretakers told that Gli was born in St. Sophia Cathedral and always lived there. In September of this year, she was even assigned a separate room in the cathedral, as the animal was getting worse because of the increased attention to her among visitors. Recently, she was getting worse, so she had to be taken to a veterinary clinic to be looked after by doctors.