Hungary backs Turkey’s EU membership

Sign read: “No Sharia in Europe”

Energy cooperation, trade volume and EU membership topped a high-level meeting on Monday between Hungary and Turkey’s foreign ministers in Ankara.

During a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto said: “I would like to stress that we look to Turkey as an important partner of the EU and Hungary. We support all kinds of negotiations and talks between Turkey and the EU.”

Stating that the EU has lost significant part of its competitiveness during the last years, Szijjarto said: “We think that in order to regain competitiveness, we have to work together very closely with those countries and regions of the world which are emerging rapidly and which produce significant economic growth.”

Szijjarto added that Turkey was one of these countries…

  • Exile1981

    Yes because having open and free borders with a country run by a nut job like ergodan is a great way to reduce the amount of muslim caused violence in your country.

    • Just a thought

      gotta “spread the wealth around.”

    • Censored_often

      C’mon, Erdodude from Erdodudistan claims America was first discovered by Ottoman Empire muzzies. He has class and charisma but not the greatest sense of history. Europeans? No sir! You can dress up a muzzie in a suit and tie but that doesn’t make ’em anything special.

  • tom_billesley

    The Ottomans promised the “Kingdom of Vienna” to their Hungarian allies should the military campaign go well. In 1683 it all went wrong for them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Peter Szijjarto is a member of the majority Fidesz party which while it is nominally conservative, arose out of the ashes of the Communist party. It started as an anticommunist leftwing party in the 1990s but quickly changed 180 degrees to be a right wing PRO communist party when they were crushed in elections.

    It is very interventionist, pro Russian and now, oddly or not so oddly, pro Turkish. Seems like Peter Szijjarto and Fidesz are just anti Hungary and anti Europe generally. They represent 52% of Hungary’s representation in the EU Parliament. They have their own ‘youth’ party modeled after the Soviet Komsomol or Hitler Jugend.

    • Frau Katze

      I can’t figure why they would take this position. I don’t know enough about the politics there.

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  • Ron MacDonald

    Europe will regret admitting Turkey into the EU, the West should seriously consider kicking Turkey out of NATO.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If indeed Europe has lost a significant part of its competitiveness, then Szijjarto is grasping at straws by sucking up to Turkey.