YEREVAN (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.