Turkey demands Google to remove ‘Kurdistan’ map: Minister

Turkey demands Google to remove ‘Kurdistan’ map: Minister

ANKARA
Turkey demands Google to remove ‘Kurdistan’ map: Minister

Turkey has demanded Google to remove a map of “Kurdistan,” which includes its own territory, a minister said Dec. 24.

Answering a parliamentary question from İYİ (Good) Party, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turan said Turkish authorities were aware of the map on Google Earth, which also encompasses Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian territories as a “geo-cultural region.”

“Information and Communication Technologies Authority [BTK] officials talked to the platform’s [Google] representatives for the urgent removal of the map as part of their liabilities over national and international statutes,” the minister said in his response.

“We are following the developments and maintaining our contacts,” he added.

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