Amid an escalation in Syria following an airstrike which killed 33 Turkish troops, Ankara announced that it would no longer hold back the wave of people attempting to reach Europe.
Almost immediately, videos showed migrants heading towards the borders of Greece and Bulgaria as well as Turkey's Aegean coast.
Ankara is once again using migrants as a weapon in a bid to accomplish its geopolitical goals, illustrating how so-called "refugees" can only have a massively negative impact on the countries they enter.
Orbán responded by vowing to stand strong against the threat.
"Despite all the attention the coronavirus is attracting, migration remains a historical challenge," he said. "The upward flow [of migrants] from the south is a historical trend, and we stand in the way."