By Jack Linshi
March 11, 2015

A Turkish ministry has recommended a ban on Minecraft, a video game in which players construct and protect structures, claiming it encourages violence in children.

Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Ministry says children might confuse the real world with the game, which involves destroying creatures to defend their constructions, the Hurriyet Daily News, an English-language daily in Turkey, reported on Tuesday.

“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,” the ministry’s report said.

Minecraft‘s content has been debated for years, but to date no country has yet to ban the game.

[Hurriyet Daily News]

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