modern day effects
The weak Greek and Turkish relations is a modern-day effect of the Fall of Constantinople.
The modern-day effects of the Fall of Constantinople are primarily due to religious and economic reasons. The bias towards Turks in Europe is primarily due to the after effects of the Fall of Constantinople. This also leads to a hatred of Turkish workers by others and an economic effect. The resonance of having a Muslim state (though officially secular since the reforms of Ataturk in the 20th century) still is strong in European politics. There is a great deal of bias against Turks. This is seen in the hostility of Europeans to Turkish workers who have lived in Western Europe for several generations, but still without full participation permitted. On a larger scale there is still much resistance to having Turkey join the EU, primarily because of its history. There remains a great deal of anti-Turkish sentiment among Greek communities. Greeks consider Tuesday an unlucky day because the Fall of Constantinople occurred on a Tuesday. The Greek people have a an anti-Turkish sentiment because they feel that the nation of Turkey sits on Greek land. The Greeks and the Turks have fought many wars over the years as well which have further hampered the relations between the two nations. There have been economic effects as well in the Greco-Turkish relationship as the Istanbul Program, the Turkish policy of diminishing the economic presence of the Greeks in Turkey, was continued after World War II where the Ottoman Empire was against Europe and part of the Axis Powers. Overall, the Fall of Constantinople impacted the modern day world by creating hatred between Greeks and Turks and by affecting the economic policies between both countries.