Goat ‘Princess’ becomes apple of locals’ eyes in Turkey’s north

Goat ‘Princess’ becomes apple of locals’ eyes in Turkey’s north

ÇANKIRI
Goat ‘Princess’ becomes apple of locals’ eyes in Turkey’s north

A local man with a goat has become very popular among locals in the Black Sea province of Çankırı in recent months.

Ali Sever who came from Rize to Çankırı to work on the construction of a Turkish bath in the province, said he had been living with a goat named “Princess” for 13 years.

He stated that Princess was gifted to him by his niece when the goat was 10-days-old.

Sever, 56, has been travelling to numbers of provinces in Turkey due to his job, adding that his goat has accompanied him everywhere in his travels.

“I have visited nearly 60 provinces over the last year and have never separated Princess from my side. I bought a minibus so she would feel comfortable and we travel in it constantly. We go shopping, to banks and to restaurants. People had thought it was strange at first, but then they began to accept it,” he said.

Sever said Princess was his best friend, saying he had never even thought to slaughter her for her meat.

“Some people tell me I should take her to the butcher but I do not appreciate this suggestion at all. I cannot sacrifice my princess. We will be together until she dies. I will travel to Istanbul after Çankırı. We will stay there together. We have a long way to go but my princess will accompany me,” he added.

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