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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why Turkey Will Not Become Italy

"Why Turkey Will Not Become Italy
By Soner Cagaptay
Hurriyet Daily News, June 28, 2011

Attending an Italian gathering of the Council for the United States and Italy, I was struck by the extent to which Italy reminded me of Turkey before 2002: a country run by an octogenarian and Cold War-era elite, lacking the imagination to reform. Italy is stuck in the past because its elites live there. "

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