‘Use Force’ If Turkey ‘Opens the Gates’ of Europe to Migrants: Hungarian Prime Minister Punks-Out Turkish Leader

Hungarian troops protecting their homeland.

A polite way of saying “go to hell”…

Just a very few short days ago, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan threatened all of Europe with a none-too veiled menacing vow to flood the continent with millions of Moslem refugees.

In the wake of the NATO alliance’s second largest military crossing the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan vowed that if European nations opposed his military intervention, he would “open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way.”

Obviously, that hasn’t gone over all that well with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

The leader of the Magyar nation promised that if his Turkish counterpart makes good on his promise, the millions of migrants will be met at the border with Hungarian force.

PM Orbán greets Hungarian soldier.

As reported by Euronews.com;

Hungary would “use force” at its southern border with Serbia to protect the European Union’s frontier if Turkey follows through on its threat to open the gates to Europe to refugees, Hungary’s Viktor Orban said.

The Hungarian prime minister put up a fence on the country’s border with Serbia to block the Balkan route of migration, where hundreds of thousands of people marched through from the Middle East to western Europe at the peak of the crisis in 2015.

The EU is dependent on Turkey to lessen the arrival of refugees into Europe after a 2016 agreement to seal off the Aegean route was signed.

Turkey — who currently hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees — threatened to “open the gates” to allow those already in the country to continue their way to Europe if the EU acted against the NATO ally for its incursion into northeast Syria.

“The next weeks will decide what Turkey does with these people,” Orban told private broadcaster HirTV in an interview late on Wednesday. “It can steer them in two directions: take them back to Syria or set them off towards Europe.

“If Turkey chooses the latter, these people will arrive at Hungary’s southern border in huge masses,” Orban said.

Orbán managed to raise the eyebrows of Western liberals when he openly stated “Christianity is Europe’s last hope.”

While Orbán himself is a member of the Calvinist Hungarian Reformed Church, his wife and five children are Catholics.

Hungary’s population is majority Catholic, but also has a sizable Protestant minority.