Landrace Van kedisi in Turkish, see Van cat. Turkish Van and Vankedisi are ancient breeds from the Middle East that have been kept as pets for centuries. Candy and Christy Adopt a domestic short hair-white, Turkish Van | White Female. Turkish Van Cat breed: While you are attracted to the Van because of its fascination for water, you will fall in love with the breed because of its other characteristics. If you can save a life, why buy a Turkish van kitten?