Kusköy, a mountain village, cherishes a fascinating tradition; people there whistle long, elaborate sequences that carry meaning across distances. The practice is called "kus dili," which literally means "bird language." This short video by Alexander Christie-Miller combines audio interviews and still images to accompany a longer story about the community for EurasiaNet.
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."