The green opposition LMP has called on the government “to stop supporting war crimes”, in reference to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Budapest. By maintaining “close and manifestly friendly” relations with Erdoğan, Hungary has given its tacit approval to the war crimes that Turkey has committed, deputy group leader Antal Csárdi told a press conference. This makes Hungary “an accomplice to ethnic cleansing and genocide”, he added.
Csárdi called it “outrageous” that the central government’s office in the capital had authorised “Erdoğan’s regime” to set up a school in Budapest. The foundation slated to run the school has gained notoriety for a teacher in one of its other schools praising the Islamic State, he said, adding that the Hungarian government “still refuses to recognise the national security risk it poses”, he said.