The opposition LMP party has called on the government to follow in the footsteps of allies in condemning Turkish aggression in Syria.
Antal Csárdi, LMP’s deputy parliamentary group leader, told a news conference on Tuesday that the Hungarian government was assisting in war crimes by supporting the Turkish leadership, which he qualified as “a perpetrator of genocide”.
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“Doing so in the name of the Hungarian people is unacceptable,” he said, adding that the government’s justification of its support as being in Hungary’s security interest was a “lie”.
He said any escalation of a war situation was unlikely to reduce migration but lead to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people.
Csárdi insisted it was conceivable that Hungary’s government and the ruling Fidesz-led alliance was backing Turkey’s offensive to stoke the reappearance of refugees, thereby reinvigorating its anti-migration campaign.
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