Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned against a black-and-white approach to the situation in Syria. He said that Russia would support a resolution addressed to both sides of the conflict, not just President Bashar al-Assad.
Racism and Islamophobia have flooded Europe, believes Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who has addressed the Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum. He has called for the adoption of a new diplomatic language to fight this trend.
President Dmitry Medvedev has stressed that it is crucial to maintain Russia's integrity while giving every culture in the country a chance to develop and every Russian citizen the right to choose a place to live.
Extremist forces are gaining ground in Egypt, Tunisia and Syria, according to the Russian president’s special envoy on relations with African states, Mikhail Margelov, who made the statement at the Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum.