BRAVO SEAN & SUSAN & DAVID – Penn, Susan Sarandon offer Solidarity to Taksim Protest

In a full-page letter published on Wednesday in the British broadsheet The Times and addressed to Turkish Prime Minister  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan several artists and scholars condenmed the Turkish authorities for their heavy crackdown on the Gezi Park protest. Among the signatories are actor and director Sean Penn, actress Susan Sarandon, director David Lynch.

The letter said the Turkish government is “a dictatorial rule” and criticized Erdoğan’s uncompromising stance regarding the protesters’ demands. The letter also adds that the prime minister’s orders “led to the deaths of five innocent youths” and adds that he might be called to render account to the European Court of Human Rights for the police’s violence.