Said Mutafian, "There are some subjects which we just manage to turn into an absurdity. The conference in Istanbul is one of these things. It really has not turned out to be a very good message. There are always going to opposing thinkers, in Turkey and in the world. Civilized people are able to sit down and discuss things. Science and information are impossible with such sensitive reactions. They cannot coexist. Which is why such matters have to be approached with more open minds, with more tolerance. As you can see anyway, the conference has taken place and is now finished, and nothing was destroyed."