Reaffirming bilateral and economic relations is the premise of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's trip to Hungary. The first act involved the tourism sector. Speaking at a press conference from Budapest, Erdoğan pointed out that 104,000 Hungarians travel to Turkey yearly and stated that it is therefore crucial that visas are facilitated between the two nations. Prime Minister Erdoğan went on to state, "We have issued the necessary orders to our comrades to deal with this situation. We are rapidly making preparations. We want to lift the obstacles set up against our businessmen, students and artists," stated Erdoğan.
Prime Minister Erdoğan joined Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a press conference during which he said; "We have a 1.7 billion dollar worth trade with Hungary. Mr. Prime Minister and I have established a target of reaching five billion dollars in 2015. Therefore, I have brought 125 businessmen with me," stated Erdoğan.
TURKEY IS THEIR SECOND HOME
Erdoğan also noted that there should be more energy partnerships between the two countries and said, "In all actuality, we are partners in Nabucco. However, Nabucco has not created the stir expected."
Hungarian Prime Minister Orban said, "Our citizens should be allowed to go to Turkey without having to obtain visas. Turkey follows Croatia as being the top second most visited country by Hungarians."
This is a translation of an article originally written by Yahya Bostan.