Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov.

Google incorporation removed a map outlining the geographical extent of the Greater Kurdistan after the Turkish state asked it to do so, a simple inquiry on the Internet giant’s search engine from Wednesday on can show.

“Unavailable. This map is no longer available due to a violation of our Terms of Service and/or policies,” a note on the page that the map was previously on read. Google did not provide further details on how the Kurdistan map violated its rules.

The map in question, available for years, used to be on Google’s My Maps service, a feature of Google Maps that enables users to create custom maps for personal use or sharing through search.

Because the map was created and shared publicly by a user through their personal account, it remains unknown if their rights have been violated or if they will appeal.

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