There is no direct heir to the Roman Empire. Italy is close to Western Roman Empire and Greece is close to the Eastern Roman Empire. The Ottoman sultan Mehmed the Conqueror declared himself as the new Roman emperor after conquering Constantinople but the Ottoman Empire was very alike to the Roman Empire in everything.
The title was just a showdown between Turks, Russians and Germans, since Italy was not unified and there was no Greece at that time
There is a notion of the “Third Rome”, which is the hypothetical successor of the Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire, legal or otherwise. The Second Rome is usually considered as being the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire. Many countries have claimed their legal succession after the Fall of Constantinople.
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