How Turkish Villagers Communicate via a 400-Year-Old 'Bird Language'

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

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