Hungary will defend EU against migrant wave, Orban says
BUDAPEST: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday a new wave of migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union must be stopped as far south as possible and his government was ready to help frontline Greece.
“It won’t be enough just to defend the Greek-Turkish border,” said Orban, a staunch anti-immigrant populist. “As a last resort, as in 2015, there are the Hungarians,” he said. “Even if Greece’s attempt is successful, the EU border must be defended…which Hungary will do,” he told a news conference with Central European leaders.
Turkey, alarmed by the prospect of another wave of refugees fleeing war in northwest Syria, said last week it will no longer uphold a 2016 deal with the EU to keep hundreds of thousands of migrants. on its soil in return for EU aid. – Reuters