| 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 were first brought to Europe by soldiers returning from the Crusades.
Turkish Van Rescue
Turkmenistan Animal Rescue
Turkmenistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 188,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Turkmenistan speak Turkmen. The population of Turkmenistan is about 5 million. Threatened species known from Turkmenistan include the Markhor, Tiger, and Zarudny's Jird. The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat.