Used books deemed unsanitary by the Turkish government January 13, 2011 – Tags: Books and the Government, used books
Responding to complaints by parents the Turkish government has pulled all used books from their Free Class Books Project.
From Education Minister Nimet Çubukçu:
The course books distributed within the scope of the Free Class Books Project cannot be used, as the schools lack the infrastructure to control and protect the books. As the parents do not find the used books hygienic, giving a group of students new books and others used books does not serve our educational needs