The German Intelligence Organisation (BfV) views the violent tendencies of far-right Turkish nationalist group “Grey Wolves” as a threat to democratic order in the country, reported Deutsche Welle.
As the murder of former Grey Wolves leader Sinan Ateş continues to dominate the news and debates in Turkey, the BfV shared an analysis of the Turkish nationalist movement in the country.
The document notes that the tendency of the group towards violence poses a threat to internal security and libertarian democratic order in Germany.
According to the BfV, the Grey Wolves are an ultra-nationalist, racist and antisemitic group.
“The ideological spectrum of the movement ranges from nationalist Kemalism to Islamists. The ideology includes exaggerated nationalist features as well as antisemitic and racist far-right elements,” the analysis read.
Stressing that the members of Grey Wolves see themselves as a “master race”, the intelligence agency underlined that they humiliate Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Kurds and others which are assumed to be “anti-Turkish”.
BfV also said that there are around 11,000 Grey Wolves members in Germany, and that while some of their views appear ostensibly moderate, the group spreads extremist views.