Pokemon Go mania sweeps Turkey, but some want it banned


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  • Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Immersive game: Players can join the app for free and hunt for 250 of the creatures.

ISTANBUL: As Pokemon Go users try to "catch 'em all" in Turkey, some want to see the hit mobile app banned in the country, accusing it of undermining Islam.

Since July 5, the popular game developed by Niantic Labs has created a frenzy of users around the world, walking around to find the cartoon "pocket monsters", once popular in the late 1990s.

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