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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-05-31

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki told Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News on Friday that his country’s 2011 revolution will have been in vain if the government fails to bring some two million people out of poverty.

The Tunisian revolution will fail if the country, which is now ensconced in efforts to construct a stable political system, does not succeed in offering higher living standards to its 2 million impoverished citizens, President Moncef Marzouki has told the Hürriyet Daily News.

“We had this revolution because of this poverty,” he said yesterday during an interview on the sidelines of a three-day official visit to Turkey.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2013-05-31

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