Bad cat! Turkish veterinarians warn naughty cats in playful election message

Cats, who were accused of sabotaging Turkey’s local elections last year, have received a stern warning against repeating their naughty behavior before the upcoming elections from a group of humans they are very familiar with: Veterinarians.

“We warn our cat friends: Stay away from power distribution units. Otherwise we will reconsider our friendly relationship with you,” the Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons in Istanbul said, in a tongue-in-the-cheek statement on June 3.

Energy Minister Taner Yıldız had claimed in the wake of the March 30 local elections in 2014 that the culprit of controversial power blackouts during the vote-counting process was a cat that had entered a power distribution unit.

“I’m not joking, my friends,” he had said, bracing to become a target of criticism and mocking on social media…