People in Turkey are really worried that “Minecraft” is going to turn their kids into hardened criminals.
The country’s Family and Social Policies Ministry has launched an investigation into the game after receiving numerous complaints from parents that the game encourages violence (particularly towards women), according to Hurriyet Daily News.
Apparently Turkey hasn’t heard of GTA V.
“In the higher levels of the game the player may need to kill women, allies and even friends for survival reasons,” the article says.
Minecraft is probably one of the least violent games in existence right now, with a majority of the game devoted to hours of mining, farming and building a life in a blocky, pixelated sandbox where anything is possible.
According to the report:
If the ministry’s investigation decides that the game encourages violence, the ministry will proceed by opening a law suit against the game for a country-wide ban.
This isn’t the first time “Minecraft” has been accused of promoting violence.
Last year PETA launched a HQ in “Minecraft” as a sort of animal sanctuary where no one was allowed to harm the digital creatures.