The third annual Cat Beauty Festival was organized by Pursaklar Municipality in the capital Ankara this weekend.
The competition, held in Abdurrahim Karakoç Culture and Congress Center, included 200 feline participants.
The jury – made up of veterinarians and experts in the field – chose the most beautiful cats based on eyes, fur, development and behavior.
Cotton, an Ankara cat belonging to Rukiye Söğüt, won first place.
Pascal, a British shorthair cat owned by Fadime Aydın, came in second.
Hercules, a Maine coon belonging to Yunus Başıbüyük, took third place.
The winners of the competition were awarded with food and their owners were gifted vacations.
Pursaklar Mayor Selçuk Çetin said the festival was organized to introduce the culturally-significant Ankara cat to the world.