“Ülkü Ocakları. Turkish-Islamist Far-Right Extremism” – EICTP Expert Paper by Hüseyin Çiçek
Ülkü Ocakları – far-right extremists with Turkish-Islamist ideologies, also called Grey Wolves – are active in various Turkish and Turkish-Islamist organizations in Germany and Austria.
In this recently published analysis by EICTP (European Institute for Counter Terrorism and Conflict Prevention), Hüseyin Çiçek – associated member at EZIRE – offers a compact overview of the historical developments as well as the interactions of Islam and Turkish nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. He analyses popular Ülkü Ocakları symbols and explains their meanings. Çiçek offers a conclusion with recommendations on how to handle the Turkish-Islamist far-right Ülkü Ocakları in contexts of political initiatives. This contribution aims to be a first step towards the establishment of critical studies of the non-homogenous Turkish immigrant society.
The complete study (in English) is available here.