Kılıcdaroglu: We have a serious number of “Grey Wolves” in CHP
Turkey’s main opposition CHP's leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu called on the members of the far-right MHP’s youth organization, known as the “Grey Wolves” or the “Idealist Hearths” to join his party, saying that there are a very serious number of them in the CHP too.
“Your place is CHP. If you're nationalists, we're nationalists too. If it is patriotism, we are also patriotic,” Kilicdaroglu said on Tuesday.
“And if you want, I can introduce them to you and that you will see how the real ‘idealists’ are,” Kilicdaroglu said.
Ben, Sinan Ateş’in kızlarına mutlaka adaleti getireceğim. Bu sözü CHP Ülkücülerine verdim, tutacağım. Evet CHP’de çok ciddi sayıda ülkücü arkadaşımız var. İsterseniz tanıştırırım, gerçek ülkücü görürsünüz. pic.twitter.com/Omhz3n0QFv
— Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (@kilicdarogluk) January 10, 2023
Grey Wolves, officially known as the Idealist Hearths is a Turkish ultranationalist movement, affiliated with the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Several Turkish mobsters such as Alaaddin Cakici, a leading figure of the Turkish mafia who was imprisoned with charges of founding a criminal organization, inciting attacks and complicity in dozens of murders including his own wife, had reportedly have links with the Grey Wolves.
Also operating in several European countries, the German parliament in recent years has passed a motion calling for the group to be banned, following a similar move in France. They were accused of harbouring a racist, anti-semitic and anti-democratic ideology, and posing a threat to Germany’s national security.