| The Turkish Van is well adapted to temperature extremes, with a very long, thick coat and mane during winter that sheds leaving only a short coat in the summer. Turkish Vans are indigenous to eastern Turkey. Turkish Vans were first brought to Europe by soldiers returning from the Crusades.
Turkish Van Rescue
Azerbaijan Animal Rescue
Azerbaijan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 33,000 square miIes. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. Threatened species known from Azerbaijan include the Armenian Birch Mouse, Argali, Bechstein's Bat, Caspian Seal, and East Caucasian Tur. The population of Azerbaijan is about 7.9 million.