International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Short Communication | Political Science | Turkey | Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022

Is Our Democracy in Peril?

Abdullah Murat Tuncer [9]

Abstract: Democracies are in crisis (Sarsar 2020, Grayling 2018, economist. com/graphic-detail/2021/02/02/global-democracy-has-a-very-bad-year, January 2022, Ercan 2014). Today, when we set eyes on the last 20 years, we see that a theatrical democracy has been exhibited rather than a real one. The democracies that got stronger in the 1990sare getting weaker and weaker, then, leaving their place to a sort of democratic tyrannies. Our democracy, strengthened by European Union integration efforts and judicial reforms between 2002 and 2010, experienced its first breaking point with the incident of 17-25 December 2013. The first important damage is that the government did not grant permission for investigation of the ministers involved in corruption during the mentioned above-mentioned period. Then, the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 and the incidents afterward caused a serious break in our democracy. A repression regime was established, which is far beyond that of the military coups seen in our history. The referendum on the new constitution and the presidential form of government in 2017 was an approach to democratically ending our democracy. As if our democracy has committed suicide by politically neutralizing itself. The question of today: is our democracy in danger?

Keywords: Democracy, democracy in peril, anocracy, human rights, freedom, populism

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022,

Pages: 353 - 355

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