Cat escapes ISIS in war-torn Syria, finds new home at quiet Turkish book shop

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A kitten named "peace" escaped the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in Syria and has found a new home at a book shop in Istanbul, according to a Newsweek report

"Baris," which means "peace" in Turkish, recently escaped the ruins of al-Bab. 

Here's the latest on his story:

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.

“Baris was living in a huge war,” Salih Yavuz, the head of sales at Red Cat, tells Newsweek via email. “It was very meaningful for us that the Turkish soldiers gave him the name ‘Peace’ in the conditions of war. One day, we hope peace comes to the Middle East too.”

Baris is now living at the quiet book shop in Istanbul where his new friends say he is a "minor celebrity" and a "metaphor for survival."

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