Turkey’s Erdoğan to visit Hungary

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to to pay an official visit to Hungary on Oct. 8-9, state-run Anadolu News Agency reported, citing Erdoğan’s office.

The Turkish president will meet his counterpart Janos Ader along with Hungarian Parliament speaker Laszlo Kover and Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the agency said, noting that the two sides will be discussing political, economic and security ties, as well as mutual regional and international issues including Turkey-EU relations, irregular migration and terrorism.

The Turkish President will attend a business forum and the opening ceremony of the Ottoman-period Gul Baba Tomb with the Hungarian prime minister in Budapest, the agency added.

Hungary’s right-wing nationalist prime minister Orban, known for his anti-immigration policies, in July praised the ‘’stability’’of ‘’Erdoğan’s Turkey.’’

“Today, the whole safety of the Carpathian Basin and Europe lies on the stability of Turkey, Israel and Egypt, who can stop the influx of Muslims,” Orban said.