Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saluted his followers with “Grey Wolve” symbol on March 11, 2018, at a rally before the elections, as a sign of alliance with the nationalist party MHP.
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Ankara pledged to respond “in the strongest way” to the French decision to ban the “Grey Wolves” association, which Turkey described as “fictitious”, considering that the French authorities have become “captive” to Armenian circles.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said, in a statement issued on Wednesday evening:

“The absence of the association called Grey Wolves, which announced its ban today, the French government is already known to everyone. France’s resort to such imaginary decisions and the assumption of the existence of such an entity based on the individual movements and actions of some people is another manifestation of her psychological paradox.”

The Ministry indicated that it is unacceptable to prohibit the symbols used in many countries of the world that do not have illegal dimensions, and said:

“Unfortunately, those who assert the impossibility of restricting freedom of expression in any way can easily, when the matter affects them, impose restrictions on freedom of expression. For others, this hypocritical concept is the latest example of the double standard approach that we are used to. ”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry considered that “this decision also indicates that the French government has become completely captive to Armenian circles.”

They continued: “The French government tolerated associations linked to the PKK and the veto that have been operating openly in all parts of the country for years, and left violence against the interests of Turkey and its community without punishment under the pretext of freedom of expression.”

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Turkey said that the French government shows once again its decision to continue ignoring the incitement, threats and attacks by the “fanatic Armenian diaspora” in the country against the citizens of Turkey and its diplomatic missions.

“This hypocritical position and the provocative decision that was taken today under the pretext of preventing violence, reminds us once again of France’s negative record in combating terrorist organizations, headed by the Asala Organization that targets the lives of our diplomats, and the PKK and veto, which France supports and protects.”

The ministry stressed “the necessity of preserving freedom of expression and demonstration for the Turkish community in France in the context of human rights and international regulations,” and concluded by saying: “We confirm that we will respond to this decision in the strongest way.”

On Wednesday, the French government officially announced the inclusion of the Turkish far-right Grey Wolves organization on the list of banned groups in its territory.

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, held this organization responsible for fueling discrimination, hatred, and involvement in violence.

This development comes at a time when relations between Turkey and France are experiencing great tension over the background of many issues, including disputes over the eastern Mediterranean region, the crisis in Libya, the conflict in Karabakh and the file of the cartoons using the Prophet Muhammad.

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Ola Nordmann
Ola Nordmann
2020-11-05 20:28
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i am tired of erDogans antics.
The lira is almost 10 to 1$ so he is in trouble at home soon.
I hope he will have enough problems with all his imported terrorist friends he will not be able to pay anymore, and a lira that is in free fall.
He will get as deserved and so will his peas for brains worshipers.

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2020-11-05 23:40

The Gray wolves are the largest right-wing extremist organization also in Germany. And here we have their Turkish government sponsors claiming they do not exist. For more than five decades, there has been this ultra-nationalist, racist and violent movement in Turkey, the traditions of which go far back in history. They exaggerate the Turkish nation and emphasize Islamic values. They incite hate against actual or supposed leftists and all non-Turks – including Armenians, Jews and Kurds, even if they have Turkish citizenship. With 18 k members they are the biggest Fascist grouping in Germany – three times bigger than the… Read more »

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2020-11-06 12:36
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For the record – this non existing group is the Taliban and Hitlerjugend of Erdogan’s MHP allies. And they were forbidden in France because trying to incite a manhunt. And this has nothing to do with lacking freedom of speech to Muslims. p.s. The National Movement Party Chairman Devlet Bahçeli claimed: Greece has been a “malignant tumor” that has been bothering Turkey since 1821. “This malignant tumor will be cured if possible, otherwise it will be eradicated at all costs,” he said in a message published on the occasion of the Turkish Victory Day, 30.08.2020. An this is not confined… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 19:21
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Germany should follow by banning them too… And maybe returning Turkish expats home too?

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2020-11-06 20:09
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Germany could according Art. 21 Abs. 2 Grundgesetz (GG). IMHO they should be forbidden like NSDAP successor Sozialistische Reichspartei (SRP) or KPD Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – if considered party else like any other rocker gang by ministries of the interior. But then – it is easier for the services to observe them if they are not closed down. In Germany they have not openly hunted Armenians in the banlieues like in France. p.s. Does France start to repatriate all Turks and Azeris now? I personally favour repatriating those ethnic that live from Hatz IV – permanently unemployed or have committed… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 23:29
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All I can tell is that we’re expelling more illegals than the number of legal+illegal migrants entering, and we haven’t huge number of Turks like you. Would Germany alone expel ’em, ErDOG would face a freaking refugee crisis.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 23:32
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And if there is need for manpower to replace some of these, there is enough unemployed people inside the EU that can run kebab-shops, and even innovate with pork-kebabs

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2020-11-06 23:41
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Yes. Erdogan caliph would get a psycho crisis, if we ‘d send home the 23% Turkish Hartz IV welfare bums. Even if only 2/3 of them are ethnic Sunni Turks – it would amount to 400.000 new unemployed in Turkey.

As I said Magrabins are highly criminal. And the Bozkurt Turks here did not go out hunting Armenians like they did in France.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-10 03:32
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Well, they tried to go hunting, w.o. success :
1.) We’re anti communautarism so there is no Armenan specfic areas, it’s not great for pogroms.
2.) w.o municipal polices, France has 1 cop per 280 inhabitant, it’s one of the highest police presence on Earth: you won’t play stupid for long before getting arrested here.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-10 03:47
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For the record, the Turkish thugs were spotted asking everywhere : “we are the Armenians”, looking for ghettoes that don’t exists. Unlike Turks, Armenians integrate in French society. Now Grey Wolves are wanted by the police 😉

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 19:27

How do respond in the strongest way to the ban of a fictitious fascist group (which BTW tried to assassinate pope John Paul-II in 1981) if they don’t exist? Maybe will he ban Quran or Superdupont which are fictitious too?

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 19:31

Turkish MIT is the 1st national intelligence agency ever sued for terrorism, and it’s happening in France after they assassinated 3 Kurd activists. MIT as well as Millî Görüş should be banned too.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-11-06 19:39

Turkish FM is an idiot: even the MİT acknowledges that the ASALA was dissolved in 1991! It’s time we recognise the Artsakh Republic (and sell Rafale and hi-tech weapons to them! Azeris will get mad with our flying soldier gear)