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Hungary: Second border fence to keep out refugees finished

April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on 26 August 2016 [Reuters/Kacper Pempel]

Hungary has completed a second fence along its border with Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today, adding that the European Union should be less critical of Turkey when it relies so heavily on Ankara’s cooperation to stem the flow of migrants.

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“It is 155-kilometre long and three metres high, and is able to stop any masses of people,” Orban told state radio.

“Turkey is a member of NATO, and therefore, is our ally. So we must not treat Turkey as if it was a state who is not our ally, and we must give the due respect to the Turkish people and their president,” Orban added.

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