May 3, 2017 / 2:39 PM / 3 months ago

CORRECTED-Turkey's Erdogan says to continue to take measures against threats from its borders

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(changes Turkey to Syria in second para)

ISTANBUL, May 3 (Reuters) - Turkey will continue to take measures against threats from its southern borders with Syria and Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Erdogan, who was speaking at a joint news conference with Russian Presisent Vladimir Putin after a meeting in the Black Sea city of Sochi, said he believed Putin would play a major role in establishing a ceasefire in Turkey.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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