Turkey Cancels Pearl Mullet Festival Amid Pandemic

July 05, 2020 02:13 AM
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Pearl mullets, an endemic fish species found only in Lake Van in the east of Turkey, have once again embarked on their challenging journey against the tide of life, swimming upstream to get to freshwater to spawn their babies. This year, however, due to the novel coronavirus, the big festival where normally thousands of people witness the tough travel of pearl mullet every year and also celebrate and welcome the season could not take place.  Arif Aslan has more from Van, Turkey in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.

Camera: Arif Aslan  Producer: Bezhan Hamdard