September 16, 2010 - 17:33 AMT
Philip Gordon: U.S. supports normalization process between Armenia and Turkey

Turkey and the United States have an ongoing dialogue, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs said.

Speaking at the German Marshall Fund, Philip Gordon noted that Turkey and the United States have many common interests and policies although they differ on some issues.

He characterized Turkey's relations with Armenia as another perspective between Turkey and the United States, emphasizing U.S. support for the normalization process.

Gordon said reconciliation will be beneficial to both countries and the region.

Underlining the importance of encouraging Turkey, Gordon said the “EU should take some steps to get Turkey's focus back on the process,” Anatolia news agency reported.