Foto einer Demonstration zum kurdischen Frühjahrsfest Newroz zur Illustration des Arbeitsfelds „Ausländerextremismus“

Right-wing extremist Turks

Right-wing extremist respectively extremely nationalist Turkish organisations consider the "nation" the highest value on a politically territorial as well as on an ethnically cultural level. Their ideology is based on an exaggerated sense of nationalism. They assess the value of individuals depending on the nation or race they belong to, and they disregard other peoples' rights and interests. This fundamentally contradicts the basic human rights and the concept of international understanding.

In Germany, the members of the Turkish nationalist spectrum are mainly organised in umbrella organisations that act legalistically. The oldest umbrella organization is the Föderation der türkisch-demokratischen Idealistenvereine in Deutschland e.V. (ADÜTDF – Federation of Associations of Turkish Democratic Idealists in Germany regd. assoc.) with c. 7,000 adherents organized in 170 local associations. The ADÜTDF is the German branch of the Turkish party Milliyetci Hareket Partisi (MHP - Nationalist Movement Party), the Ülkücü movement's original organisation.

In terms of ideology, the umbrella organisations combine the Islamic component with Turkish nationalism, although there are differences regarding their focus.

Stilisierte Abbildung des „Grauen Wolfs“Stylised illustration of the "grey wolf"

Particularly regarding this non-organised part of the Ülkücü movement, an increasing preparedness to use violence – especially against Kurds – can be determined, which has been substantiated e.g. by online postings. An increasing number of hate videos and defamatory, partly racist and threatening statements directed against Kurds – in particular against PKK adherents – have been published in Internet forums and on Internet platforms.

Eine Hand zeigt den „Wolfsgruß“ der Grauen Wölfe"Salutation of the Wolves"

In addition to the ideology, the use of relevant symbols provides the adherents with a sense of identity. Among these symbols are stylised images of the "Grey Wolf", three crescents and the "Salutation of the Wolves", which is formed with three fingers of a hand.

During the search of the premises of i.a. suspected Turkish nationalists in several German federal states in June 2013, weapons (including guns and ammunition, batons and knives) were found, demonstrating the potential for violence existing in these circles.

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2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

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2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

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