All this is happening against the background of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan trying to "transform" the state in his own way and force everyone in the country to be faithful and obedient to his policies, the newspaper wrote.
Erdogan did his best to consolidate his power: the government has weakened the Kurdish political movement, criminalized the opposition and deprived people of the right to express their opinions. New security laws went on to restrict the right of demonstration, enabling the police to open fire on activists who demonstrate "aggressive" behavior, even in cases when it did not came to a direct attack.
The fact that the EU has turned a blind eye to massive human rights violations because it awaits Turkish assistance in resolving the immigration crisis only worsens the situation in the country and unties Erdogan's hands.
"The country is divided more than ever: there is a huge gap between the rich and poor, secular and religious life, 'east' and ‘west,'" the article said.
"The state is seeking to protect the interests of the government, while people who suffer from the lawlessness of the authorities remain helpless," the newspaper concluded.