Added time: 18 March 2014, Tuesday 09:51
Leaked audio recordings about Gezi Resistance
New leaked audio recordings uploaded onto YouTube by an anonymous user allegedly of a phone conversation between former Interior Minister Muammer Güler and businessman Cemal Kalyoncu.
According to recordings tapes; former interior minister had asked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to allow demonstrators to enter Gezi Park to make a press statement in exchange for ending the protests, a proposal but Prime mister Erdoğan refused.
The protesters had apparently asked Güler, through the meditation of some deputies, for permission to enter Gezi Park to make a press statement, promising to end the protests if they were allowed to do so.
The alleged conversation between Güler and Kalyoncu suggests that Erdoğan feared the protesters would not leave the park once they were let in and denied permission.
Prime Minister Erdoğan refused to ease tensions during the Gezi Park protests which subsequently escalated and led to violent clashes between the police and protesters.