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Horgos, Serbia. Photo: MTI

Hungary should be prepared for further waves of migrants and “regular, massive attacks” on its border fence in the south, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, commenting on reports that Turkey has decided not to prevent any more Syrian refugees from travelling to Europe.

Speaking on public Kossuth Radio, Orbán said that Hungary’s border and its people must be protected.

No matter how many migrants should come, Hungary’s authorities are able to secure the borders, he added.

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Orbán also announced that preparations have started for a summit of the Visegrád Four countries and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be held before the European Union summit in late March.

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South-north migration is a “historic trend” in which the route across Hungary is an important section, Orbán said, adding that the next one or two decades will determine at which point that trend can be stopped. Greece “cannot and would not” protect its borders, and migrants will “rush through” that country “causing a lot of trouble to us”, he added.

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