The interview came after the Turkish Telecommunications Department's decision to block the Sputnik news agency's website in Turkey, in what Sputnik's Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan described as a clear sign of censorship and lack of freedom of speech in the country.
Saka, for his part, said that Ankara is hurtling towards a totalitarian regime described by English novelist George Orwell in his best-known work Nineteen Eighty-Four.
"It looks like it is going to a Nineteen Eighty-Four-style regime. It seems that as long as you are not critical of the authorities you are okay, but only for now. Unfortunately, basic freedoms are narrowing down fast," he said.
He added that the global community is unable to duly respond to Ankara backsliding on human rights due to the ongoing migrant crisis.
"Turkish authorities are capitalizing on the EU and the international community being stuck with the refugee crisis to be even more repressive domestically," he said.
Sputnik's bureau chief in Turkey said on Friday that the Turkish Telecommunications Department had confirmed that a decision was made to block the Russian news agency Sputnik's website within the country.
In January 2015, the Turkish Prime Minister and other ministers received the right to block any type of resource on the Internet without a court order.
The ministers may demand the Turkish Telecommunications Department and providers to block sites or delete content within four hours after receiving a notice of "national security, protection of social order, or for the prevention of crime."