President Erdogan warned the EU "Turkey is no-one's whipping boy"
As voters prepare to take to the polls for a referendum on constitutional reform next month, Mr Erdogan has threatened another plebiscite.
Tensions have escalated between Ankara and Brussels over EU membership following lengthy negotiations over Turkey’s human rights record and efforts to deal with the migrant crisis.
Mr Erdogan has threatened to put the decision to the Turkish people as relations reach breaking point.
Turkey has long ties with the EU and its various predecessors after signing the Ankara Agreement in 1963.
In 1997 the EU declared Turkey was eligible to join the bloc but talks have hit repeated blocks.
Voters will decide next month whether to extend the president’s powers which could see him remain in office until 2029.
President Erdogan has threatened to put Turkey's plans for EU membership to a vote
The Turkish President hopes to increase his powers following the April vote
We will put this business on the table because Turkey is no-one's whipping boy
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Mr Erdogan said: “Turkey has waited at the door of the EU for 54 years.
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“What? If a 'yes' comes out on April 16, they would not take us into the European Union? Oh, If only they could give this decision! They would make our work easier.
“We will put this business on the table because Turkey is no-one's whipping boy.”
Turkish voters living in Germany begin casting their ballots in Berlin
The Turkish president is already at loggerheads with a number of EU states.
He has accused Germany and the Netherlands of Nazi-style tactics for preventing rallies supporting his proposed new powers.
Germany and the Netherlands, both home to many expatriate Turks with the right to vote in the referendum, have said the decision to ban several planned rallies was taken on security grounds and was not politically motivated.
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Mr Erdogan said: “Right now we are holding a referendum on April 16, and after that we could choose to do a second one on the EU accession talks, and we would abide by whatever our people would say there.”
Turkish voters living in Germany begin casting their ballots in the constitutional referendum today.