Thursday, December 18, 2008

Must listen to audio


All Things Considered, June 4, 1998 · Chris Morris reports from the village of Midyakt in Southeastern Turkey on a dying community of Syriac Christians. They're an ancient people who still speak Aramaic. The region's grinding poverty...and the on-going battles between the Turkish army and Kurdish insurgents...have sent most of the Syria Christians fleeing to Europe and the United States. Still, some are determined to preserve the Syriacs' ancient language and church ritual.


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