Tevfik Göksu was referring to the Pontic Greeks who traditionally lived in the region of Pontus until they were ethnically cleansed by Turkey before the 1923 population exchange
The connection to Xenephon, the Silk Road & a near creation of a modern Greek republic on the Black Sea!
He is the current Commander of the International Space Station
The construction of the Monument & the reconstruction of Alexandra Square was a donation from Evangelos Marinakis
Greek PM tweets on occasion of May 19 commemoration
In memory of the Greeks that lost their lives in all of Asia Minor by the Turks
Around 1.5 million Greeks were killed, 353.000 alone in Pontos (Northern Turkey today)