As the Turkish toy market expands and exports increase year by year, craftspeople in the capital Ankara have focused on producing wooden toys.

Huseyin Taklaci, head of Furniture Craftsman’s Association in Ankara, spoke to Anadolu Agency about the toy industry in Turkey.

Taklaci said the choice of toys was crucial for child development, adding that plastic and electronic toys were preferred more than wooden ones.

“Plastic is decomposed in 450 years compared to wood, which takes only 15 years in nature. Wooden toys should be preferred not only for the health of children, but also for the future of

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