Turkish police take duties on Hungary’s borders with Serbia and Romania

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Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu signed a protocol with his Hungarian counterpart Sandor Pinter, according to which the Turkish police will assume duties on Hungary’s borders with Serbia and Romania.

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Soylu signed the protocol on an official visit he started to Budapest on Friday, where he held a bilateral meeting with Pinter, and another at the level of delegations, according to what the two ministers mentioned in a press conference.

Soylu pointed out that the signed protocol comes within the framework of the agreement concluded between Turkey and Hungary during the meeting of the High-level Strategic Cooperation Council between the two countries on November 11 last.

It is chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban.

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According to the protocol, 50 Turkish police will take over missions on the Hungarian borders with Serbia and Romania to combat irregular migration, human smuggling, and drug trafficking.