The Daily Populous

Monday July 17th, 2023 night edition

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Türkiye supports NATO expansion, and believes it is the key to lasting world peace and stability.

Source: Fahrettin Altun, head of media and communications in the Turkish presidential administration, for Middle East Eye.

Quote: "Just before the recent Vilnius summit, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated Türkiye’s clear support for Ukraine becoming a NATO member.".

Details: According to Altun, Türkiye supports NATO's geographical expansion, stating the reasons as not being "against any particular country", but in favour of the alliance becoming a comprehensive security organisation that will contribute to stability.

Quote: "We are pleased that our legitimate concerns about Sweden’s policies on counterterrorism have been accepted by our allies.".

Background: Earlier, Erdoğan said that Ukraine could count on a simplified process of joining NATO in the future.

The Turkish president also supported Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. »

Donald Trump brands US a ‘third-world hellhole’ run by ‘perverts’ and ‘thugs’

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Donald Trump branded the US a “third-world hellhole” run by “perverts” and “thugs” in his latest 2024 campaign speech, a rambling, nearly two-hour long set of remarks to close out a right-wing conference in Florida.

“The election will decide whether your generation will inherit a fascist country or a free country, “ Mr Trump told the right-wing activist conference.

“Your country is being turned into a third-world hellhole, run by censors, perverts criminals and thugs.”. »

Carlee Russell: Alabama woman who went missing after reporting a toddler walking on the interstate has returned home, police say

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An Alabama woman who went missing after telling a 911 dispatcher that she saw a toddler walking alone on the side of an interstate has returned home, authorities said.

After the call, Russell stopped her vehicle to check on the toddler and called a family member who lost contact with her, though the line remained open, according to the Hoover Police Department.

At around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call that Russell had returned home on foot, Hoover police said in a Saturday afternoon news release. »