The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is spending hundreds of millions of forints on the Turk Council. Hungary is also paying for the new garden of the Ybl Villa donated to the Turk Council.
In 2016, the Hungarian state bought the Ybl Villa for 1.4 billion forints (€ 3.9 million). The 800-square-metre, three-storey villa was first intended for the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
The Hungarian government gave the villa to the Turk Council in 2019.
The Turk Council can use the property located in the 2nd district of Budapest. The Organisation of Turk States includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. Hungary has had observer status in the Council since 2018.
The Hungarian state is financing the entire budget of the Ybl Square Villa.
However, with the exception of fire emergency and disaster, no Hungarian authority may enter the premises without permission. The budget of the property also includes maintenance, operation, and the salaries of the employees, which are paid by all Hungarian taxpayers, writes rtl.hu. The Foreign Ministry believes that the office of the Turk Council did not receive any special treatment. It has the same rights as the Hungarian headquarters of any other international organisation.
The government will completely renovate the 9,077-square-metre garden of the Ybl Villa.
The renovation will cost more than 250 million forints (€ 695,000).
However, the final amount may be even higher. After all, this does not include the special elements of the visual designs. Plans include a “Wonder Deer Garden Willow Sculpture Installation”, the “Yurt of Our Lady” and a real “Fairy Garden”, writes telex.hu.
They will also set up three event venues.
“We plan the individual beds, patches of plants, and groups of trees so that the visitor cannot see the whole park from the terrace of the villa building at the same time, but as the walkway passes along, new sights constantly make the garden exciting for them. The seemingly natural landscape garden is in fact made according to very strict invisible planning principles in the background: the terrace and footpath network correspond to the Fibonacci sequence,” they write.
Source: telex.hu, rtl.hu