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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