Erdogan made his first public comments on the decision today in a speech broadcast live on Turkish television.
"Despite our efforts to find ways to overcome the impasse, I am very sorry to say that Turkey-EU relations are passing through a serious test," he said.
The Turkish prime minister also vowed to press on with reforms aimed at preparing Ankara for membership "with the same decisiveness."
The EU decision is expected to be formally adopted at a summit of EU leaders on December 14-15.
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