A Turkish court has blocked the Circle game, an addictive online arcade game that’s been blocked in the country’s major cities.
The ban was announced on Wednesday by the Istanbul governor’s office, which also said it has issued a cease-and-desist order against Circle.
Circle games are often played on smartphones and tablets, with users competing to shoot the same picture in different places.
Circles are popular in Turkey because of their simplicity, with a single-player mode, which has users competing against each other to shoot their way through obstacles.
The games are widely available on social media, and Circle has been accused of exploiting users’ boredom by allowing users to watch other people play the games, as well as by enabling people to play games without paying for the privilege.
The Istanbul governor had issued a ban in June on the arcade game because of a “culture of exploitation”.