France to ban "Grey Wolves”
The right-wing extremist Turkish organization "Grey Wolves" is to be banned in France. Last week the Erdoğan-loyal jihadist association BarakaCity had already been dissolved by the French authorities.
The ultranationalist Turkish organization "Grey Wolves" is to be banned in France. This was announced on Monday in Paris in front of a parliamentary committee by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin. Last week the Erdoğan-loyal jihadist association BarakaCity had already been dissolved by the French authorities. The chairman of the association then asked Turkey for asylum.
The decision to ban the extreme right-wing "Grey Wolves", who are represented in Turkey by the fascist MHP in the governing coalition, comes at a time of massive tension between Paris and Ankara. The background to this is the statements by French President Emmanuel Macron about the controversial Mohammed cartoons following the murder of Samuel Paty. The 47-year-old history teacher had addressed the topic of freedom of expression in class, using the Mohammed cartoons. On October 16, he was beheaded by an 18-year-old Islamist near his school near Paris.
The Muslim Brotherhood has meanwhile called for a boycott of France. For weeks, the Turkish regime leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been running a smear campaign against France, which in its generalization and aggressiveness is not inferior to IS propaganda.