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Turkish scholars launch petition against possible Minecraft ban

Turkey's leading academics on game studies have launched a petition against the Family and Social Policies Ministry's controversial initiative to ban Minecraft, a popular videogame.

"Computer games cannot be reviewed as if they are bonzai," said the petition launched on on April 18, referring to a synthetic illegal drug.

4G is good, Minecraft is bad

Turkey's government is asking for 2.3 billion euros from the telecommunication industry for its new 4G tender. The English 4G tender resulted in 2.3 billion pounds years ago. The government is very keen on getting the most out of this tender.

Microsoft launches probe as Turkey mulls Minecraft ban

Minecraft owner Microsoft is investigating the reports suggesting that the Turkish government is preparing to ban the game, the BBC reported March 11.

Turkish media had earlier reported that the Family and Social Policies Ministry recently took the first step to initiate the legal process to ban Minecraft in Turkey on the grounds that it encourages children to resort to violence.