Ultra-right party Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) leader Nikos Mihaloliakos. EPA Photo.
of Greece's extreme right wing Golden Dawn Party, Nikos Mihaloliakos,
has said during an interview that Istanbul could be taken back in the
future, private broadcaster NTV reported today on its website.
it realistic to ask for Istanbul, where 15 millions Turks live, while there are
only 3,000 Rum [Anatolian Greek]?" Greece's daily Proto Thema asked
Mihaloliakos following his words.
people founded a state on their ancient land in 1948 after centuries had
passed." Mihaloliakos answered."I am not saying that we have to fight
with Turks by weapons. However, we should not forget that Hellenism existed in
Anatolia, Pontus and Thrace for centuries."
hearts are with the Queen City [Istanbul]. Hooray Konstantinos
Palaiologos!" he said. Mihaloliakos had previously attended
an event related to the conquest of Istanbul.
is nicknamed "Führer," referring to Hitler, and he has said
that this nickname does not bother him.