French government dissolves Turkish far-right group

Unidentified men and women of Turkish origin making the Grey Wolves hand sign during a protest against the Kurdistan Workers Party on October 30, 2011 in The Hague. [Shutterstock/Rob Kints]

France’s government will pronounce on Wednesday the dissolution of the Turkish ultranationalist movement known as the “Grey Wolves”, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told the National Assembly’s law commission Monday.

It is “a particularly aggressive grouping, to say the least,” the minister said. The move comes amid growing tensions between France and Turkey over radical Islam and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Last Saturday, the inscription “Grey Wolves” was tagged on the Armenian Genocide Memorial and the National Centre of Armenian Memory in Décines-Charpieu, a commune located in the Lyon metropolis.

BBC reported that the Grey Wolves, an international organisation, is seen as “allied to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan”.

The French law of 29 January 2001 stipulates that “France publicly recognises the Armenian genocide of 1915.”  (Claire Stam | EURACTIV.FR)

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