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More than 12,000 people in Istanbul signed a petition to erect a monument of the world famous cat Tombili, which died two weeks ago.

On August 1, the Internet mega star, a cat named Tombili, died from a disease.

"You will remain forever in our hearts."

"Tombili died. My condolences to Ziverbey quarter."

Istanbul residents experienced an unimaginable desire to preserve the memory of Tombili. So they launched an Internet campaign to install a monument in honor of the cat.

The authorities of Kadikoy Municipality area accepted this initiative.

They reported through social networks that the monument of Tombili, who became the city's symbol, will be soon installed.

"In Tombili's honor a monument will be installed."

Tombili has become a phenomenon on social media. Many memes using the cat's photos were created by Internet users around the world. The number of subscribers to Tombili's Facebook page has reached 32 million people.