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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –

Source: CDU CSU

Dear Madam President! Dear Colleagues! The German Bundestag must oppose any form of madness, that is racial, that is aimed at demarcation, because it is at the same time an ideology that is directed against human dignity and against the idea of ​​international understanding. In the past weeks and months we have done a lot here in the German Bundestag; we passed laws and made budget funds available to fight right-wing extremism here in Germany.

But right-wing extremism does not only exist here in Germany, based on the crude ideology of the National Socialists, there is also imported right-wing extremism. This is exactly what the focus of the application that we are making here today is aimed at. It goes against the Ülkücü movement, which was founded in the middle of the 20th century and is based on the ideology of building a large empire of Turkic peoples from the Balkans to China, ethnically homogeneous and under the leadership of the Turks. In this racist, nationalist worldview, anti-Semitism plays a central role. Peoples like the Kurds or the Armenians are being degraded and declared opponents of Turkishness.

If you now ask the question: “What does this have to do with Germany, what does it have to do with Europe?” Then you have to take a look at the report of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Then you can see that the Ülkücü movement – better known in Germany as: Gray Wolves – with around 11,000 members is probably the largest right-wing extremist movement in Germany. We have to turn against it and we want to do that because it appears militant and violent in Germany and Europe.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the FDP as well as from members of the SPD and Alliance 90 / THE GREENS)

That is why we are submitting an application addressed to the federal government with the request to examine the extent to which organizations that are close to the Ülkücü movement can be banned as associations. In the end, we are doing the same as our French partners, who on November 4th banned the gray wolves in France with a presidential decree.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues in the FDP and also the Greens parliamentary group for the fact that we were able to submit this motion here together and that a clear political signal is being sent out here by the Bundestag.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU, the FDP and the BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

The message is connected to this signal: First. We will not tolerate that the opponents of the Turkish President Erdogan here in Germany are intimidated or even silenced. Secondly. We will not allow the regional conflicts in which Turkey is arrested to be carried out here in Germany.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from members of the SPD, the FDP and the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

Third. We will also not tolerate right-wing extremism being imported into our country.

It must be clear to everyone who lives in Germany: The Basic Law applies here. Whoever comes to Germany is treading on the soil of the Basic Law. And whoever demeans the dignity of the individual is questioning our free and democratic basic order as a whole. We won’t tolerate that.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from members of the SPD, the FDP and the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

The message that this House must send out is also clear: right-wing extremism cannot be integrated. – That basically means the headquarters.

Thank you very much.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the FDP as well as from members of the SPD and Alliance 90 / THE GREENS)


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