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Turkey and Tunisia

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10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 March 2013

Pascale Harter introduces dispatches from BBC correspondents around the world, with personal stories, analysis and wit. In this edition, they may seem an ill-matched couple for any peace negotiation, but James Reynolds argues that Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the leader of the long-banned Kurdish movement the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, could be said to have plenty in common. For both are trying to change the face - and the constitution - of modern Turkey.

Meanwhile, on the coast, in the capital and far south in the interior of Tunisia, Stephen Sackur finds young people are politically disaffected - and still plagued by unemployment. Once the country seemed to be a symbol of hope, and at the vanguard of the Arab Spring. But has the momentum lasted - or produced any positive results?

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