” An invitation was extended to us last night by the press secretary of the Prime Minister, asking to consult with us regarding the Gezi Park resistance, which has been going on for two weeks. Many of us just met here and today. As individuals who believe in dialogue, we think that an avenue of communication is now open. We are not spokespersons or representatives for anybody or group. We are here as individuals, as responsible citizens. In our meeting, we related our experience in Taksim Gezi Park, from our varying social and cultural axes.
We are fully aware of the demands delivered until today. We think that it is imperative for the Gezi Park to remain a park, for violence to cease. We hope the participatory process continues in a setting where the violence has been stopped completely. We hope that the Gezi Parkı will be an example in this regard. We believe that our civic duty has now been fulfilled.
We called the officials and those responsible to sound reason within this framework.”