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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30318 1 week ago Anonymous GB Return this ancient site back to the church to be a place of Christian worship.
30317 1 month ago Foteini Kambani GR Dont stop
30316 1 month ago Anonymous , US This is the most important church in the world.
30315 2 months ago Bob Ross AZ I'm bob ross and i speak for the trees
30314 3 months ago Catherine Heridis , US I am appalled by the Call-to-Prayer and Muslim Prayer happening INSIDE the Hagia Sophia recently. These Erdogan-Hitler supporting Islamic zealots want to reopen Hagia Sophia as a Mosque. This is n...
30313 3 months ago Anonymous GB This is historical monument and should not be converted or changed to anything else. It has to be restored to its origin and maintained to the highest standards going forwards
30312 3 months ago Hunter Granzin , US The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a cathedral, and should be restored as the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, but at least keep it as a museum bearing witness to its rich his...
30311 3 months ago Tessa Frazier , US This site should be open to admirers of all religions!!! It should be a museum. Please do not destroy the beautiful history captured in Hagia Sophia!
30310 4 months ago Michael Chua , US The Hagia Sophia should not be converted to a mosque! The Christians were the people that BUILT it and prayed for centuries. I would say to make it back to a Christian Church or just let it stay as ...
30309 5 months ago Aidan Marmion LT If it has to be converted to a place of worship then it should become a christian church.
30308 5 months ago Frédéric PORLIER FR
30307 6 months ago John Hippner , US Please respect our cultural and religious Orthodox heritage and keep this holy place as a church and not a mosque.
30306 7 months ago Anonymous , US
30305 7 months ago Anonymous , US
30304 8 months ago Andreas Stephanou AU
30303 9 months ago James Vogiatzakis AU I dare them to try, it will be like signing their own death warrant.
30302 9 months ago Anonymous , US The Hagia Sophia should be converted back to a Christian church and the Patriarch should be able to have his seat there if he so desires. Turkey needs to compensate Armenia and Armenians for the Ham...
30301 9 months ago Anonymous , US Turks are worthless race! Go back to Urghur your mother land. You are not welcome to Europe and soon you will be kicked out of Minor Asia.
30300 10 months ago James Frangos , AF
30299 11 months ago Kristine Pettersson , SE Agni Parthene
30298 1 year ago Mark Mikhael AU A christian cathedral for Gods people. All welcome so long as they respect their host and its history as a Church.
30297 1 year ago Jessica Spencer , US
30296 1 year ago Dr. Arundhati Chandini Arjun IN This is unacceptable and must be stopped at all costs.
30295 1 year ago Andreas Demetriou CY
30294 1 year ago Marine Johanson , US
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