The West's fears over "authoritarianism" in Turkey are quite hilarious, when you think about it for a moment.
We worry about Erdogan's alleged "authoritarianism" but have not a care in the world about authoritarianism in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, and innumerable other Western favourites.
Frankly, I'm far more concerned about creeping authoritarianism in Canada.
What's really worrying "the West", i.e. US neocon opinion makers in the Beltway and their NATO echo-chamber, is that Erdogan can no longer be relied upon to follow the script handed him by his betters in the Nations of Virtue.
Independent thinking is frowned upon in the circle of free and democratic nations.