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The Jasmine revolution was quick and clean. Now Tunisia faces an important transition period and counts on its traditional allies and friends for political, economic, and logistical support. Turkey, as a country with regional ambitions and an important trade partner, needs to learn more about Tunisian dynamics. Tunisians expect more from Turkey. Of course the burden is mostly on the shoulders of Tunisians themselves. Tunisians have no right to fail the transition to democracy and will hopefully remember the martyrs, starting with Bouazizi, as they shape a new future for the country.

Mahmoud El-May
Mahmoud El-May
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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