The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is ready to welcome Uzbekistan as a new member while Turkmenistan expects to become an observer state.
Despite US lawmakers previously expressing concerns about the rule of law in Hungary, one lawmaker is trying to pass a motion praising the Hungarian leader.
The Burmese politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been slammed for her silence amid Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, while Orban is a fierce critic of Islam and Muslim migration to Europe.
Party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban won 12 of Hungary’s 21 seats, a feat hailed by the populist leader as a ‘record victory’.
Experts says the populist leader continues to use the immigration hot button to make the European parliament 'more conservative.'
The campaign is the latest provocation by the Hungarian prime minister in his enduring conflict with the EU.
The move follows Prime Minister Viktor Orban's blaming of Hungarian-born US financier Soros for a host of ills. Orban is planning to tighten a crackdown on non-governmental organisations under legislation dubbed the "Stop Soros" bill.
Those on the list published by the weekly Figyelo include members of rights organisations, anti-corruption watchdogs, refugee advocates, investigative journalists and university staff, as well as some people who are already deceased.
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