Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Konstantinovsky Palace outside Saint Petersburg on August 9, 2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hold their first meeting since the two leaders began healing a bitter feud over Ankara’s downing of a Russian warplane. A Turkish military jet blasts a Russian warplane out of the sky over the Turkey-Syria border on November 24, 2015. NATO-member Turkey insists the Russian plane — part of Moscow’s bombing campaign to back up Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad — was one of two jets that had strayed into Turkish airspace for some 17 seconds despite repeated warnings.

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