An eight-month old kitten that was dubbed a “miracle” after it escaped the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in the war-torn Syrian city of al-Bab has found a new home in an Istanbul book shop.
Baris—whose name means “peace” in Turkish—was plucked from the ruins of al-Bab after Turkish troops began their final assault on the city in Syria’s Aleppo governorate in February.
When pictures of the white and marmalade kitten making his way through rubble appeared in the Turkish press, thousands of people across the country applied to adopt him and the Red Cat Publishing House, in Istanbul, was chosen as his new home.
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“Baris was living in a huge war,” Salih Yavuz, the head of sales at Red Cat, tells Newsweek via email. “It was very …