Tunisia opposition, ruling Islamists hold crisis talks
TUNIS (AFP) - Ruling Islamist movement Ennahda and the opposition Nidaa Tounes said on Sunday they have held secret talks in Europe to try to find a way out of Tunisia's political crisis.
Nidaa Tounes leader, ex-premier Beji Caid Essebsi, a sworn enemy of the Islamists, met Ennahda chief Rached Ghannouchi while on a European tour last week, his centre-right party said in a statement.
Ghannouchi himself wrote on Facebook that he had held "positive and frank" talks with Essebsi on Thursday, but he too did not elaborate.
The encounter took place in Paris, according to Tunisian media reports.