The victory against the Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade in 1456 was Hungary’s biggest victory in its wars against the Turks and possibly “even its biggest ever military victory”, a defence ministry state secretary said on Monday, marking the anniversary of the battle.
“In the battle that lasted nearly three weeks, Hungary was defending not just itself but all of Europe and the Christian world,” Szilárd Németh told a press conference by the statue of 15th century strategist and politician János Hunyadi in the Buda Castle.
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The determination shown by the heroes of the battle can be an example not just to Hungarians but the whole of Europe, Németh said. He said the government was convinced that the key to restoring Europe’s security was stopping migration, protecting the continent’s Christian culture and respecting nations.
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