The Turkish Van is a large, muscular yet elegant cat with a pure white body and distinctive coloured head and tail. They should give a graceful yet strong impression, with ears set high and eyes large, oval and expressive. The Turkish Van has a semi-longhaired coat which is soft and silky rather than woolly or fluffy. Paws are tufted, and the tail should be a luxuriant brush. They may have two amber eyes, two blue eyes or one of each.