While media reports coming out of Turkey suggest that the government wants to "ban" Minecraft in the region, a spokesperson at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C says that it is simply not true.
In an interview with Christian Science Monitor, Fatih Oke, a spokesman for the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. says that a ban is not possible.
"A ban is quite out of the question. There will be no ban," Oke tells Christian Science Monitor. "The game is not banned and is not going to be banned, the Family and Social Policy Ministry does not have that kind of authority to ban any product. I understand that this is what has been said in the Turkish media, but it is incorrect."
Apparently the agency also has the power to compel content creators to make changes and that is likely what it will seek from Microsoft - a removal of the content in question. In other words, while a ban won't happen, Microsoft may have to release a version of Minecraft that doesn't contain any violence.
"If there is a mode in which it can just be used to work peacefully and creatively then that will be the only version they would want," he adds.
Also kein Verbot, sondern eine stark eingeschränkte Version ohne Survival-Part?