Here Sezen Aksu’s statement about the events of May 31, 2013 in Taksim.

In a civilized world, when drastic changes in a city are in question, the management, including all stakeholders of the city decision-making process, must seek reconciliation, which has become an essential method in terms of maintaining ongoing social peace. 

“I want to call attention to the system where the management, instead of seeking reconciliation and showing the maturity to listen and find a solution together, uses violence on its citizens, with power it has shaken the foundation of the democracy and social peace we felt the need for years and increasingly prevents us from being civilized and I invite all who hold power to be sensible and conscientious.”

Sezen Aksu