He had 12,ooo euros, around $18,000, which would go a long way in Turkey. Furthermore Turkey is a Moslem country where his family would have fit in. So why did he pay the 12,000 euros to a smuggler to illegally enter Greece?
Simple ROI, return on investment, as the financially savvy among us would say. I imagine he expected to get immediate passage to Germany, France, England, ideally a wealthy European country and get a free apartment, free medical care, and welfare for life. He had 12,000 euros to care for and provide for his family for a time while they adapted to life in Turkey and got jobs. But he wanted more, much more and for a long time it has been available for the demanding by parasites from the Moslem world and Africa.
Apparently even Greece, the least affluent European country, a place that has been under Moslem attack or occupation as long as there have been Moslems, is supposed to provide the easy life for Moslems, a people who can’t create a functioning society or functioning economy anywhere unless they have oil. The complete inability of these people to not kill each other and not starve is not our problem to solve. Moslems for over a thousand years extracted wealth from the Christian Mediterranean in terms of slavery and tribute at the cost of untold human suffering. It is time for this to end.