this particular Greek is me. Hello and thanks for this forum, I was looking for a long time for sth like this because I also think that our haplogroup is much too unknown and especially too often postmarked as simply "Indian"..what it definitely is not to some extent.
To make a little correction this side of me is not from Pontus, but western Asia Minor, from a village near Bursa, south of Istanbul (Constantinople).
I have only two 10/12 matches, one with an Armenian and one with a Lebanese, while the Lebanse has the haplogroup G!!!
Because of that Im of the opinion that this side of mine belongs clearly to the small 5% of non-indian (non-pakistan and other south asian etc.) R2 members! Besides this side of me didnt look indian at all...they were actually whiter than average Greek...and more more than average Asia Minor Greek. I exclude gypsy ancestry to 100%.
Where are you from? I see Italians? I saw some Italians with this haplogroup in some italian projects.
I guess that my ancestor must have been a R2 man who settled to Asia Minor thousands of years ago and got hellenized and christianized once...most probably in the Byzantine era. But of course thats just a speculation.