Two storks have become mascots of a Turkish village in the country’s southeasternmost after halting migration three years ago.

Located on storks’ migration route, Hakkari’s Yuksekova district became a new home to the two that emigrated to Nehil Reed in the village of Koprucuk.

Village dwellers take good care of the storks by cleaning their nest when it snows and feeding them with homemade food or freshly caught fishes.

Hekim Karacan, a veterinary from Yuksekova Municipality, told Anadolu Agency that migration season for storks already started in October.

“Migration is a long travel. So we think that

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