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
1-25 of 29568 signatures
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29568 18 hours ago Beatrice De Vis BE
29567 1 day ago Dominique BARON FR Hagia Sophia is a museum and has to stay as is
29566 1 day ago Anonymous US This beautiful and holy place should be returned to the Orthodox faith where it belong.
29565 2 days ago Anonymous US it was built as a Greek Orthodox Cathedral and should remain the same. I was there to see it in person and it's beautiful and something the Greeks are proud!I understand they want to use it as a fl...
29564 3 days ago Theo Poulos , US Hagia Sofia should be given back to the Patriarchate of Constantinople and function again as an Orthodox Basilica.
29563 4 days ago Anonymous GB
29562 5 days ago Cody Walden US Should be turned back into a church
29561 7 days ago Anonymous CA I hope to be able to visit this museum someday.
29560 1 week ago Aleksandra Stanek PL
29559 1 week ago Anonymous AU
29558 1 week ago Tony Laverick GB Turkey eradicated Christianity in its eastern provinces and now intends to implement the final solution in the west.
29557 1 week ago Margarita Vrettos , US
29556 1 week ago Miguel Bernardino PT
29555 1 week ago Iosa Stitt GB Hagia Sofhia should be preserved as a museum to remind the world of the destructive influence of religion on mankind.
29554 1 week ago George Constantinou , US
29553 1 week ago Jonathan Foster , US
29552 1 week ago Jonathan Foster , US I have just visited these grand embodiment of Roman, Christian, Muslum culture and was needs to remain open to all as an international culture icon..
29551 1 week ago Anonymous CA
29550 1 week ago Dominique BARON FR
29549 1 week ago Frank Staab DE
29548 1 week ago nur nirven , TR
29547 1 week ago Anonymous JP Keep Hagia Sophia open to all. Keep sharing the beauty and richness of the heritage with the World.
29546 2 weeks ago habib yousefpour IR
29545 2 weeks ago Robert Hutchcroft US I have visited the beautiful city of Istanbul. There is another mosque close by so why this change? It would be a shame to limit visitation and it is now a major tourist attraction. Please, no chan...
29544 2 weeks ago Katherine Gross US
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