Earlier this year, we posted an article about the Turkey Family Ministry conducting an investigation into whether Minecraft was “Violent” or not. The grounds of the investigation were simple – Minecraft encourages PVP, and PVP is killing people, so it’s bad.

While they were simple, the grounds were also insane, on the grounds that 95% of video games could be considered “violent”. In fact, most of the other games that I play apart from Minecraft are violent in some form or another. Think about Battlefield, CoD and GTA.

Today, the Family and Social Policies Ministry has concluded their probe, and are now calling on authorities to ban the game. The report reads “Although the game can be seen as encouraging creativity in children by letting them build houses, farmlands and bridges, mobs [hostile creatures] must be killed in order to protect these structures. In short, the game is based on violence,”

Furthermore, the report added that “some children may confuse the real world with the game world after playing Minecraft, leading to believe that torturing animals would not give them pain”.

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Minecraft has not been banned in any countries so far, however there is precedent for games and movies to be banned in other countries. Minecraft just seems like an unlikely candidate.

As it stands, Minecraft is not yet banned, however the issue now lies with the courts, who will decide whether or not to officially ban it.

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