Hungary backs "accelerated talks" on Turkey's EU membership

Hungary supports acceleration of talks on Turkey's entry into the EU and abolition of visas for that country, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

Source: Tanjug
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In a telephone interview with MTI from Ankara after his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu on migration issues, Szijjarto said that Turkey took the largest number of refugees in the world and that it was "a key country in addressing the migration crisis in Europe".

Europe would not be able to cope with the pressure of refugees without Turkey's readiness to accept millions of people, he added.

Hungary is also "urging the EU and Turkey to agree on an action plan to highlight the support and cooperation of Europe in exchange for Turkey's efforts with regard to refugees," said Szijjarto.

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