Army base used for Hungary border patrols as Turkey ‘to send 15,000 MIGRANTS PER MONTH’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a bilateral meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSD02Q

Hungary has opened up a military base to house its border force in order for them to be closer to the patrol zones.

Defence Minister Istvan Simicsko said: “The defence of the border … so hundreds of thousands won’t march across the country, deserves total respect, our most important common interest is the protection of the Hungarian citizens, our family members and civilians”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary is beefing up its border fences and patrols after anticipating a surge of migrants this year because of the deteriorating relationship between the EU and Turkey, with Turkey’s President Erdogan threatened to send 15,000 migrants a month to Europe, it seems like he is using them as a weapon.

Orban told Hungarian radio: “This will be a fence that will be able to block the path of even the largest crowds arriving from Turkey, so in Austria and Germany people can sleep soundly because Hungarians will be protecting Europe’s external borders”.

A country putting the safety and security of its own citizens before all else, something which the UK should follow.