Turkey: Ministry To Investigate Minecraft 'violence'

2 min read
16 September 2022

Turkey Ministry to investigate Minecraft 'violence' News from Elsewhere... ... media reports from all over the world that were discovered by BBC Monitoring

9 February 2015

Turkey's government is looking into allegations that the popular computer game Minecraft is violent, according to reports.

The game is classified as suitable for children aged seven and older in a large portion of Europe, and for those older than 10 in the United States. According to the Haberturk website, Turkey's family and social policy minister, Aysenur Islamic, has ordered an investigation into claims that the game encourages aggression. The website says that if the government considers it too violent, they can ask for a nationwide ban. A journalist told Mrs Islam that players score points for killing other characters, including women. She asked her ministry what they could do regarding it. The Pan European Game Information group, which assigns ratings to computer games, says Minecraft contains "non-realistic-looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed".

One journalist from an Turkish gaming magazine claims the ministry's concerns are unfounded. "I have never witnessed any child with a sword and attacking people because of Minecraft," Kaan Gezer writes on the Leadergamer website. "Stories like these can are what cause the Turkish video gaming industry to slow down or worsen." Minecraft is extremely popular among gamers of all age groups. In February 2014, it registered its 100 millionth user. Teachers at a few schools in the UK have also used it.

Follow us on Twitter @NewsFromElsewhere to stay up-to-date with the most recent news.

Brinch Burt 0
Joined: 1 year ago
In case you have found a mistake in the text, please send a message to the author by selecting the mistake and pressing Ctrl-Enter.
Comments (0)

    No comments yet

You must be logged in to comment.

Sign In / Sign Up

  • Best Minecraft Servers

    Presenting the top Minecraft servers based on votes from players. Skyblock Factions: Cityy KitPvP Prison KitPvP List of Minecraft Servers - Vote on the best Mi...

    Starr Balslev · 27 September 2022 · 6
  • Best Minecraft Servers

    The best Minecraft servers based on player votes. Skyblock Factions: Prison KitPvP Towny Minecraft Server Listings Listing the top Minecraft servers by vote Po...

    Emerson Benton · 03 October 2022 · 4
  • Be the Boss In Minecraft Gaming

    For those who have been playing Minecraft for a while, it is imperative that you have more control over your gaming experience. A Minecraft server is the best...

    Lockhart Moser · 06 October 2022 · 96