"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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