According to Prime Ministry sources, a number of prominent performers, who have complained of public backlash and say "they are practically going to lynch us", have requested to hold meetings with Prime MInister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
According to sources, in addition to the scheduled meeting today with a delegation to discuss the developments surrounding the Gezi Park protests, the performers Prime Minister Erdoğan may also be meeting with include Hülya Avşar, Sezen Aksu, Ajda Pekkan, Mustafa Ceceli, Mahzun Kırmızıgül, Hasan Kaçan, Necati Şaşmaz and Gökhan Özoğuz. The definitive list will be determined at the AK Party Central Executive Board meeting to be held today.
Prime Minister Erdoğan will also be holding the first discussion of the Gezi Park protests with a specially selected delegation today. The list of the 19 individuals selected for the delegation was determined yesterday and includes: Theater performer Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, director Kutluğ Ataman, journalist Hayko Bağdat, Prof. Dr. Hale Çağrıcı, Greenpeace campaign director Hilal Atıcı, manager Can Saban, architect Rümeysa Özel, architect Selva Gürdoğan, Taksim Platform Spokesman and academic Betül Tanbay, Helsinki Nationals Platform Emel Kurma, TEMA Campaign Coordinator Göksen Şahin, Sabancı University Financial Platform Chairman Özgür Demirtaş, Chamber of City Planning and Taksim Solidarity Platform Spokesman Tayfun Kahraman, social media specialist Zehra Öney, publisher Zülfikar Kürüm, Doç. Dr. İpek Akpınar. AK Party organization member Bülent Peker, who wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Erdoğan, university student Nil Eyüboğlu and high school student Turgut Ağabeyoğlu."
This is a translation of an article originally written by Yahya Bostan.