Say NO to converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque

There's a real movement in Turkey to convert the historic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. A commission in Turkish parliament is considering an application by citizens to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, a bill has been introduced in parliament to restore Hagia Sophia to a "symbol of the Conquest of Istanbul" and last November, Turkey's deputy prime minister promised that the building would be "smiling" again as a mosque soon.

This is unacceptable. 

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica which served as the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. When the Ottomans conquered Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque but was eventually opened as a museum on February 1, 1935.
Please sign this petition to send a message to UNESCO, which has declared Hagia Sophia part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that Hagia Sophia should remain open and accessible to all. 


This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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30380 4 months ago Anonymous , US
30379 4 months ago Anonymous , US
30378 4 months ago Angelo Dimitriou , US
30377 5 months ago Anonymous , US
30376 6 months ago Anonymous , US My full support for returning Hagia Sophia and restoring it to Orthodox Christianity.
30375 7 months ago Marika Kontos , US
30374 7 months ago Angelo Kircos , US This can’t be done. This is recognized as a World Heritage site and should be protected from transforming it into anything; not just a mosque. Please respect our religion and culture and protect the...
30373 7 months ago Sophia Dina Haralambis , US
30372 9 months ago James Gregorakis , US Don't kill our historic presence in Constantinople! It would be likened to tearing down all Turkish embassies in other countries.
30371 9 months ago Anonymous SV
30370 9 months ago Anonymous IN I have been there and loved it as a museum. Please keep it as is
30369 9 months ago Florian Pantazi AU
30368 9 months ago Caitlin Schneider , US
30367 9 months ago Phoebe Atkinson , US
30366 9 months ago Nedko Chaushev BG Every mosque in Bulgaria will have to go!
30365 10 months ago Anonymous , US
30364 10 months ago S Christakis , UM
30363 10 months ago Nadine Dalton , US Please help - how do we best help?
30362 10 months ago Xenia Yurky GB
30361 10 months ago Anonymous DK
30360 10 months ago Angeliki Alexiou SA
30359 10 months ago Nomiki Vassilakoglou AU
30358 10 months ago Barbara Kozyraki AE
30357 10 months ago Anonymous , ZA
30356 10 months ago Apostolos Oikonomou GR
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