Rural Armenia Left in Dark About Dangers Surrounding Protocols

Ara NranyanYEREVAN (Yerkir)—The Armenian population outside the capital of Yerevan is uninformed about the Armenia-Turkey protocols and the dangers they pose for the future of Armenia, said Armenian Revolutionary Federation parliamentary bloc member Ara Nranian, who added that his party has initiated an intensive effort to engage the two-thirds of the population in the process.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Nranian told reporters that the information that is received in the regions outside of the capital is mainly one-sided and that aside from Armenia’s state television, the public does not have access to other media.

“When you speak to the residents of the regions, it becomes evident that they are not informed about the [protocols] process,” said Nranian.

The ARF legislator emphasized the importance of engaging the population in the regions because their lives and livelihood would be directly impacted by the outcome of the protocols. Only after discussions and presentations do people      that the protocols would be detrimental to them, explained Nranian.

He also hinted that there were “cracks” in the so-called majority of the parliament, explaining that even members of the ruling Republican Party have misgivings about the protocols, but were afraid to express them for fear of dissenting from the party’s official line.


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  1. Daron said:

    No one bothered to inform these people in rural regions because the governing party deems them irrelevant, obscure and inconsequential. In other words expendable and worthless. Empowering people with information acknowledges their importance and self worth. Why would the current Armenian administration want that? Their intent is too keep them in the dark so that they don’t get in their way.

    Armenia’s population needs to be empowered with human rights.

  2. haigoush Keghinian-kohler said:

    The rural parts of Armenia will be affected the most from the detriments of protocol.Yerevan is not entire Armenia… and Armenia is not entire Armenian masses i.e.diaspora. Sadly, necessary work has not been done, our opponent/enemeies have plans for Armenia, like one-two-three. A turk is a turk is a turk.

    Educating the rural population is a must, and an urgent must, we have a very short period of time left until 12/7/09 – Protocols are suicidal for Armenia and the future of the country. No wonder Davoodoghloo is laughing to the bank, he looks like a “deonme” too.

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