Most people might argue over the ambiguous political situation in Turkey where one has witnessed the rise of both authoritarianism and social and political reforms since 2002, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power. It was the first time in the political history of Turkey that a party has managed to increase its seats in the parliament three times in a row. It seems very plausible that there exists a change towards authoritarianism, but this –interestingly- did not give rise to strong oppositions demanding more say in politics.
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The Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán has been repeatedly criticised for taking the country down the road of authoritarianism. After its grab on the Hungarian National Bank, the EU and the IMF have finally decided to prevent a further deterioration of democratic standards. The decision comes late, but is right, because Hungary is starting to resemble Russia more than any country in the EU.