The opposition LMP party has called on the government to follow in the footsteps of allies in condemning Turkish aggression in Syria.
Antal Csárdi, LMP‘s deputy parliamentary group leader, told a news conference on Tuesday that the Hungarian government was assisting in war crimes by supporting the Turkish leadership, which he qualified as “a perpetrator of genocide”.
“Doing so in the name of the Hungarian people is unacceptable,” he said, adding that the government’s justification of its support as being in Hungary’s security interest was a “lie”.
He said any escalation of a war situation was unlikely to reduce migration but lead to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people.
Csárdi insisted it was conceivable that Hungary’s government and the ruling Fidesz-led alliance was backing Turkey’s offensive to stoke the reappearance of refugees, thereby reinvigorating its anti-migration campaign.