While meeting French Parliament Speaker Jean Louis Debre, Prime Minister Erdogan criticized Cyprus over the failure of the UN-initiated referendum. Answering Jean Louis Debre's questions about Cyprus, Erdogan recalled that Turkish Cypriots had voted in favor of the Kofi Annan settlement plan but also highlighted the fact that it was the Greeks who rejected it.
The premier said "We are constantly asked about what will happen in Cyprus next. Why should we pay the price of a mistake that wasn't actually caused by us?"
On the subject of Armenians, Erdogan told Debre that Turkey has opened its archives about Armenians but that there will be no improvements in the situation until Armenians decide to collaborate on the issue, which they are presently refusing to do.