Bicycles distributed by Turkey’s Health Ministry put up for sale on internet
ISTANBULBicycles which were distributed by Turkey’s Health Ministry to encourage healthy living have been put up for sale on the internet, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The free bicycles had been distributed as part of a campaign that was conducted to promote physical activity by the Education and Health Ministries.
Some students placed their bicycles up for sale for between 100 and 300 Turkish Liras on online shopping websites and social media pages that sell second-hand goods, noting their brand and features and that the bicycles were a gift from the ministries.
Some internet users reacted against the fact that the free bicycles were being sold online.
The Diyarbakır Education Directorate issued a statement over the incident, stating that as the bicycles were a gift, students could do as they wished with the conveyances.
The Health Ministry has reportedly distributed at least 65,000 bicycles in the last two years across Turkey.