U.S. House of Representatives considers amendment to Gray Wolves ‘foreign terror investigation’

The Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will review the amendment to House Resolution 4350 prepared by Nevada State Representative Dina Titus to investigate whether the far-right nationalist Gray Wolves (Turkish: ülkü ocaklarına) constitute a “foreign terror investigation”. The amendment has passed the first technical stage and will be included to the agenda of the U.S. House of Representatives for discussion.

“Let it be investigated whether the Gray Wolves are a terrorist organization.”

Dina Titus (Democrats) demanded a report be prepared by the State Department on the Gray Wolves and their activities. The State Department report should answer whether the Gray Wolves have undertakings which go against U.S. interests, allies and international partners, and whether if so whether it meets the criteria of “foreign terrorist organization.” If the amendment is approved, and the report’s evaluation has negative conclusions, it could create room in the future for initiatives to ban the far-right nationalist Gray Wolves and their emblems, even if it is not given the status of “foreign terrorist organization.”

Congress Library changed its name to “Armenian Genocide”

Congresswoman Dina Titus, representing Nevada’s first district, played an important role in renaming a library of congress which carried the name “Armenian massacres” into “Armenian genocide” following the recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by U.S. Congress in September 2020.

Titus also signed a letter to then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on October 1, 2020, condemning Azerbaijan’s offensive operations against Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Originally published in Turkish by @gazetesabro