November 7th, 2019
Turkey is Hungary's strategic partner when it comes to security and the issue of migration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Thursday. Hungary's foreign policy thinking starts from the premise that migrants heading for Europe cannot be halted without Turkey's involvement, Orban told a joint press conference in Varkert Bazar. Orban said Hungary appreciated Turkey's actions to stop 350,000 illegal migrants from travelling to the European Union this year, he said. "Had [Turkey] not done so, all these people would be amassed along Hungary's southern border," Orban said.