Stable Turkey Hungary’s national security interest, says foreign minister in Bratislava
Pozsony (Bratislava) (MTI) – Preventing that another coup attempt could be mounted in Turkey is in Hungary’s interest from a national security point of view, the foreign minister said in Pozsony (Bratislava), after a meeting of EU foreign ministers with a Turkish delegation.
Turkey must remain a stable country otherwise Europe could face an even more massive migration wave than it saw last year, Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian reporters.
Some of the EU foreign ministers expressed concern over the punitive measures taken by the Turkish government in response to the attempted coup, he said.
Hungary’s position in that regard is that a military coup “is a serious matter and it is not surprising that Turkey’s leadership gave a serious response to such an attempt,” Szijjártó said.
“Hungary will in every aspect stand by Turkey’s democratically elected leader and his government,” he said, adding that the Hungarian government would support any measures aimed at preventing another coup attempt.
Szijjártó attended a two-day informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in the Slovak capital.