¶ History has on multiple occasions proven that those that react to modern values with the words, “we aren’t ready for democracy”, “you are right before your time” rarely know that having taken shelter under despotism, they have already laid bare their backs to the whippings of theocracy. . .
¶ Azerbaijanis used to hope that Turkey would gradually help Azerbaijan transition to democracy. But with Turkey's push towards a presidential system, it looks like Azerbaijan is 'helping' Turkey transition to authoritarianism.