The Left (Die Linke) parliamentary group of the German Bundestag urges the government to follow France’s lead to ban the Turkish Grey Wolves ultra-nationalist group in the country.
“The federal government must harshly reject the Turkish government’s anti-Armenian conspiracy theory and stand behind France’s decision to ban the Grey Wolves. Die Linke calls for the dissolution of the Federation of Associations of Turkish Democratic Idealists (ADÜTDF) — the umbrella organization of Turkish ultranationalist groups in the country,” said Sevim Dagdelen, chairwoman of The Left (Die Linke) parliamentary group.
She noted that the movement is not a ‘fantasy product’ as assumed by the Turkish government, but with around 170 local associations and 7,000 members it is one of the largest extreme right-wing anti-constitutional organizations that polarize with their agitation against Kurds, Armenians, Alevis, Greeks and Jews and aim at disintegration in Germany.
Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves group was officially disbanded in France on Wednesday.
The decision to outlaw the group comes after a memorial to the Armenian genocide near Lyon was defaced with pro-Turkish slogans.
The Grey Wolves, an international organization, is seen as allied to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The memorial was daubed with yellow graffiti that included Erdogan’s initials.