Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 8:59
Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan meet after damaging rift
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in the Russian city of St. Petersburg for a face-to-face meeting with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
It's the first time the two leaders have met since Turkish interceptors blasted a Russian warplane out of the skiesover Syria in November.
The incident, in which one of the air crew was killed as he parachuted from the aircraft, provoked a diplomatic firestorm, with a furious Kremlin vowing retribution.
A second Russian serviceman was killed trying to rescue the other crew member on the ground.
"Today's loss for us was like a stab in the back delivered by the accomplices of terrorists," President Putin said on state television at the time.
"It will have serious consequences for Russia's relations with Turkey, " he promised.