Tunisia lies between Libya and Algeria and has a Mediterranean coastline along its north and east. It gained independence from France in 1956.
Tunisia is a North African nation with just under 11 million people. Its capital is Tunis. After French rule, leader Habib Bourguiba promoted a secular government and advanced women's rights. In 2011, its own popular protests against corruption sparked the Arab Spring movement. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Tunisia.
Officials in Tunisia estimate that 3,000 Tunisians have joined jihadist groups in Syria, Iraq and neighboring Libya. The United Nations puts the figure at 5,000. In the capital Tunis, people turned out to demonstrate amid fears that the fighters have returned home, bringing violence with them.
Several political parties have called for the repatriation of Tunisian militants to be indefinitely blocked. Berlin has pressured Tunis to accept rejected asylum-seekers from Tunisia after the Christmas market attack.
Christmas here in Germany has been overshadowed by Monday's attack on a Berlin Christmas market, which left twelve people dead and many more injured. The main suspect is a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia, whose name has been given as Anis Amri. He had been served with a deportation notice but authorities were unable to deport him. Correspondent Daniel Pelz explains why.