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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30539 1 hour ago Mariada Dimitropoulou GR
30538 3 hours ago Anonymous GR
30537 4 hours ago Maria Ioannou GB
30536 1 day ago Anonymous DE
30535 1 day ago Julia Feldmann , DE
30534 1 day ago Matthew Hoag , US
30533 2 days ago Sandy London AU The Hagia Sophia was a Eastern Orthodox Cathedral (and for a short time Roman Catholic) for 916 years until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 where it was converted into a mosque by the...
30532 3 days ago Anonymous AU
30531 3 days ago Игорь Пархоменко RU Yes ortodox cherch.
30530 3 days ago Anonymous NL
30529 3 days ago Vera Khaldey RU
30528 3 days ago Anonymous DE Respect every religion
30527 3 days ago Anastasios Mountris GR
30526 3 days ago Konstantinos Mountris , ES
30525 3 days ago Anonymous CY
30524 3 days ago Anonymous ES
30523 3 days ago Anonymous ES The heritage and patrimony are not a toy that can be used to play for by the a government or a creed. Constantinople will rise!
30522 4 days ago Anonymous , DE Never
30521 4 days ago Anonymous SP Hagia Sophia should be an Orthodox church again.
30520 5 days ago Anonymous , US
30519 5 days ago Anonymous RU
30518 5 days ago Anonymous DE Stop Islam
30517 5 days ago Anonymous DE Back to the roots!
30516 5 days ago Anonymous RU
30515 5 days ago domergue chris , FR
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