Sabiha Gökçen is the world’s first women fighter pilot, and the daughter of Atatürk. #factoftheday
I will write about other political groups and parties in #Turkey later this week. I hope you found it interesting.
In my highschool years, I had many friends who supported or joined them. I once went to a local Ülkü Ocağı (some kind of a court/meeting place for the Grey Wolves) with the invite of my friends. It was a place decorated with political/nationalistic symbols, pictures of important figures like Atatürk, Alparslan Türkeş, Devlet Bahçeli.. etc. By the time i arrived some guy from the MHP was cursing PKK, AKP (Yes, in the past they didn’t get along with AKP) and USA. I didn’t stay long and left.
Because of this mix, there is a lot of controversy in their own ranks. In the past, most of them supported the secondary opposition party, MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, Nationalist Movement Party) But in the recent months, MHP’s leader made an alliance with the AKP (ruling party, Erdoğan’s party) and because of that, some of them ceased their support to the MHP.
A couple of my friends from US asked me if there is an alt-right group in Turkey. The answer is both yes and no. There is a popular group who call themselves as “Grey Wolves” and it is not as same as the alt-right groups in the states, but they both have some similarities. This flood will be about #Turkey and #Politics.
Grey Wolves (a.k.a “Ülkücüler” in Turkish) take their name from Altaic/Turkish Mythology, where proto-Turkic tribes believed that they descended from a she-wolf called “Asena”.
I don’t know why, but this meme about #turkey makes me really sad.
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