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France to Ban Turkish Ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves Group, Says Interior Minister

France to Ban Turkish Ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves Group, Says Interior Minister

Men clean an outside wall of the National Armenian Memorial Centre in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, on November 1, 2020 where pro-Turkish yellow letters graffiti tags have been painted overnight. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

The dissolution of the Grey Wolves will be put to the French cabinet on Wednesday, Gerald Darmanin told a parliamentary committee.

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Paris // Updated: November 02, 2020, 20:20 IST

France is to ban a Turkish ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves, the interior minister said Monday, after a memorial to the mass killings of Armenians was defaced at the weekend.

The dissolution of the Grey Wolves will be put to the French cabinet on Wednesday, Gerald Darmanin told a parliamentary committee.

His announcement came after a memorial centre outside Lyon to the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, regarded as genocide by Armenia, was defaced with pro-Turkish slogans including "Grey Wolves" and "RTE" in reference to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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first published: November 02, 2020, 20:20 IST
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