EX-AMBASSADOR JOHN EVANS STANDS FOR STEP-BY-STEP NORMALIZATION OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH RELATIONS
Anna Nazaryan

"Radiolur"
29.09.2011 18:55

"I stand for moving forward with small steps," ex-Ambassador of
the US to Armenia John Evans said, commenting on the suspended
process of normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey. The
ex-Ambassador does not believe that the side knew beforehand that the
process would fail. "They would not start it if they knew," he said.

According to John Evans, there are new impulses today, Turkey has
returned the protocols to the Parliament agenda. There is no way
other than continuing the work in that direction, he said.

The ex-Ambassador said he sees tremendous changes in Armenia. He
rated the level of Armenian democracy 2.6 on the scale of 10.

In response to the question about recognition of the Armenian Genocide,
John Evan said: "When I said the truth in California in 2005, I did not
know what they would do with me. But they let me stay in Armenia for 18
months." "As you see I'm a pensioner today," the ex-Ambassador stated.