Orban represents only Hungary at the summit of Turkic states (Borrell)

Orban represents only Hungary at the summit of Turkic states (Borrell)
Orban represents only Hungary at the summit of Turkic states (Borrell)

Orban represents only Hungary at the summit of Turkic states

Josep Borrell, the head of European diplomacy, reminded Viktor Orban on Saturday, present at the summit of the Organization of Turkic States, that he represented Hungary and not the European Union.

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The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell reminded Viktor Orban on Saturday, present at the summit of the Organization of Turkic States, that he represented Hungary and not the European Union, of which his country holds the rotating presidency.

“Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s participation in the informal summit of the Organization of Turkic States in Shusha on 5-6 July took place exclusively within the framework of bilateral relations between Hungary and this organization,” Josep Borrell said in a statement.

Hungary holds rotating EU presidency

The warning comes after a visit to Moscow by Viktor Orban – whose country has held the rotating EU presidency since July 1 – caused an uproar in Brussels. “Are we allowed to have dinner or do we also need a mandate from the European Council for that?” Orban’s political director immediately quipped on X.

The Organization of Turkic States is an international organization of Turkic-speaking states, founded as the Turkic Council in 2009 by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Hungary became an observer state in 2018. According to Viktor Orban, this organization close to Erdogan is “an essential pillar of East-West cooperation,” one of his aides told X.

The EU rejected statements by Turkey in 2022 on the accession of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as an observer member of the organization. “The European Union rejects the attempts of the Organization of Turkic States to legitimize the Turkish Cypriot secessionist entity, the so-called ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’, which is not recognized at the international level, as an observer” within the organization, Josep Borrell reiterated on Saturday.

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