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nope, dont think it will happen. First, yes, you simply could not do what the turks did, that is, to have extra taxes and such on christians only. Not in this day and age. And no, you could not force them out either.
NEWS FLASH OP!!
ISTANBUL HAS A POPULATION LARGER
THAN ALL OF GREECE
Population of Greece: 11.28 million
Population of Istanbul: 13.85 million
Population of Turkey: 74 million
Taking Istanbul would more than double the population of Greece. Even a democratic government would just turn turkish. It is simply impossible. It is militarilly impossible task, the Greek army could never defeat the Turkish army. I bet the Greek army couldn't even take Turkey if the Turkish army all fell over and died by some divine intervention! Probably couldn't even take Istanbul! There are simply too many hostile people in the city to an invasion.
And hoping that you will convert the turks is also impossible. There is really no real christian history with the turkish people, only Islam and pagan, latter is gone. Byzantines only seen as Turks just so they can pretend they are the successor to the roman empire. At least back in the ottoman days
The last chance for this hope for Constantinople or any Greek gains died after the failure of the Greco-Turkish War in 1919.
Another earlier possibility was from the Russo-Turkish War in 1877. The Russians were going towards Constantinople, aiming to capture it. Who knows what they would have done with it, but perhaps they would have just given it back in order to obtain some more terms at the end of the war. But who knows, maybe they would have set up some kind of new government! Sadly, the British stopped the Russians from attempting to take the city. So remember, the British are traitors to all Orthodox!!!
The only possible way for orthodox to control Istanbul is by some weird war which included major powers which could defeat turkey. But such a war will likely never happen again and even if it did almost no chance at all in any way orthodox would be left with Istanbul. It is simply inefficient, uneconomical, promoter of rebellious actions.
I don't think Greece deserves such a thing anyway.