Skip to comments.Orbán: Hungarian Security, Turkish Stability Directly Linked (Erdogan Visits Hungary)
Posted on 10/09/2018 4:31:33 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Hungarian security and Turkish stability are directly linked, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Monday.
Orbán said Hungarian foreign policy must look to three cities: Ankara, Moscow and Berlin, three great powers around which Hungary has revolved for many centuries.
Orbán expressed appreciation to Turkey for accommodating several million refugees that arrived via neighbouring countries and thanked the Erdogan for fully meeting Turkeys agreement with the European Union, which he said was another precondition for European security.
On another subject, Orbán said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of military cooperation and build powerful ties in the military industry. He added that in recent decades there have been no money or energy left to develop the military but we will make up for that now; Hungarys goal is to build a modern and effective national army.
Concerning business cooperation, Orbán said that the mutual goal of increasing the turnover of bilateral trade to 5 billion dollars has not yet been reached. He noted, however, a 19 percentage point increase in the first half of this year.
In the area of cultural cooperation, Erdogan noted the preservation and renovation of the 16th-century tomb of Gül Baba, a dervish, a poet and soldier sent to Buda in 1541 by Sultan Suleiman. He called the tomb an important symbol of the two countries common past.
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Pinging fellow Europe-watchers. Thoughts?
The EU at large has been giving Hungary a lot of grief lately, no? Maybe they feel a need to look to their own fortunes.
Amazing that he’d rather deal with a snake like Erdogan than a dog like Merkel.
Relations between Hungary and Turkey may currently be cordial, but the two countries history has not always been so friendly, and Hungary was occupied by the Ottoman empire for a century and a half between 1541 and 1699.
Nowadays, Erdoğan professes nostalgia for the Ottoman empire, while Orbáns government promotes so-called turanist theories, hotly disputed by historians and linguists, that see Turkish and Finno-Ugric languages, including Hungarian, as sharing a common origin.
On a visit to Kyrgyzstan in September, Orbán lauded Hungarian as a strange and unique language related to Turkish languages.
Tamas Szigetvari argues that such theories enable Orbán to portray Hungary as a sort of distant cousin to countries in Asia that Budapest is wooing for economic reasons.
Some fringe linguists think Hungarian and Korean are linked.
really?! I speak Korean! LoL
I recently watched a Hungarian movie called ‘1945.’ And I thought the language was interesting, but Korean wasn’t what came to mind. Hmm...
Is that like the Japanese/Portuguese notion (obrigado/arigato meaning the same thing)?
This sort of thing proves the Tower of Babel account explaining for humanity’s linguistic origins - as recorded in the Book of Genesis.
Thanks CP. I think some heads (some empty, some not) are going to explode now. :^)
Worth noting that Turkey released the hostage America pastor today...
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