He said there could soon be a “greater need for security” at the borders if Turkey defualts on its agreement to keep refugees in the country and accept failed asylum seekers from Greece.
“If we can’t do it nicely, we have to hold them back by force,” Mr Orban said. “And we will do it, too.”
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Turkish ministers have threatened to withdraw from the deal, which has caused a sharp drop in boats crossing the Aegean Sea since March, amid anger delays in an EU visa waiver programme and the response to a failed coup to oust Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mr Orban said it was in Europe’s interest to work with Turkey on security and other issues.
“Immigration and migrants damage Europe’s security, [they] are a threat to people and bring terrorism upon us,” he said, arguing that this was caused by allowing the uncontrolled entry of large numbers of people “from areas where Europe and the Western world are seen as the enemy”.
Calling for stronger controls at Europe’s external borders, he announced 3,000 new “border hunters” to tighten control at Hungary’s fences.
Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban has vowed for a major terror clampdown
Karoly Kontrat, the minister of state of the ministry of interior, did not hold back on his criticism as he insisted there are hundreds of terrorists in Europe as a result of migration.So far this year Hungary says it has registered 19,140 asylum applications and more than 14,000 migrants have crossed its southern borders illegally.The referendum, which will take place on October 2, has opened up a huge rift between Mr Orban and the beleaguered European Union as the migrant crisis spirals out of control.
Residents will be asked: “Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of parliament?” More here…