Can we - Hellas Turkiye - become friends?

Why not? I know many Greeks living in Turkiye, and Turks living in Hellas. They have no problems.. I even have friends who know Greek and like to speak it (Turkish citisens..)

Is the problem politic or historical.. (or both)
Is Istanbul very special for you indeed?

Is there a way out?
Update: I wish i could have choosen all of the answers best,, friends i honestly didn't expect amswers such these.. It's a good thing to know that there are people like you.. Please help me to choose the best :))
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