Turkey is asking a high price of Europeans who are desperate to solve the migrant crisis. The deal includes more money, easier visas for Turkish citizens, and a renewed path to EU membership.
The fate of the two pilots who ejected from the downed plane is unclear. Turkey had objected last week that Russia was bombing Turkmen rebels in Syria.
Kurds are considered the largest ethnic group in the world without a country. The turmoil in Syria and Iraq creates an opportunity to draw closer to that dream.