The horrific and tragic picture of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up at a beach in Turkey, who died because the family took a risk traveling across the Mediterranean in an unsafe boat that capsized, has been shared by numerous media across the world.
The sole survivor of the family of four, is the father Abdullah. Both his small children, both boys, and their mother drowned.
In this interview Abdullah Kurdi explains what happened when the tragic accident occurred.
Now their aunt, Tima Kurdi, Abdullah's sister, who lives in Canada, has given an interview with British Sky News, where she explains why the family took the risk.
And as it turns out, the family didn't flee war, with bullets flying, or persecution, no the family got on the boat because father Abdullah needed new teeth, and because it was troubling transferring money for it via Western Union, to Turkey. Yes, they lived in Turkey actually, where there is no war.
It was Abdullah and Tima's father who came up with the idea, she says. It would be easier to go to Europe, for a better future, and to fix his teeth.
Some may call this insensitive, but as tragic as it is, it's the truth. They took the risk for economic reasons, and being Syrians, they would have been granted asylum in all EU member states, no questions asked.
Syria has, or had, a population of 22.8 million. They can all freely migrate to Europe.
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