Ismail Ozbek, 23, poses for a photograph with one of his pigeons in Sanliurfa, Turkey, December 10, 2016. (File photo)
Ismail Ozbek, 23, poses for a photograph with one of his pigeons in Sanliurfa, Turkey, December 10, 2016. (File photo)

Pigeon racing is taking off in Istanbul, and some people have had great success breeding and racing them – and making money as well.

TRT World's Flora Bradley-Watson went down to a local "pigeon market" to find out what makes a bird worth big bucks.

Source: TRT World