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 29867 signatures
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29867 3 days ago Kaj Blazic NL This is a building that was built by one of the greatest empires that existed: keep it as it is now, or better; return it to the orthodox faith and make it a church once more. I'm an atheist, but th...
29866 3 days ago Jesus Oliver-Bonjoch ES Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian Basilica and It was the most symbolic building of the Byzantine world, and now is Heritage of all Mankind. Its hypothetical conversion into a mosque would be an...
29865 3 days ago Alek Zhelyazkov BG Return it.
29864 4 days ago Anonymous ET the first has to be the first. God ask us on the doomsday. it was the seat fo churches beautiful and where Gods services was provided always. it is a place of the great Constantine and his holly mot...
29863 4 days ago Natalia Karpenko UA Keep it as a museum.
29862 4 days ago Catherine DeVries CA Turn it back into an Orthodox Church !!!
29861 5 days ago Ornina , US
29860 6 days ago Michael Collins CA
29859 6 days ago Benny C ID No please
29858 6 days ago Rose Osena CA Let it stay as a museum for everyone to enjoy its beauty.
29857 6 days ago Anonymous , US
29856 1 week ago Stephanos , NL we will return!
29855 1 week ago J Nichols US Keep it as a museum
29854 1 week ago Jeroen Valkenwaard NL Hagia Sophia is a Christian Church! Moslims van build as many mosks as they want nut they shoyld respect thuis building fort what it is.
29853 1 week ago Anonymous ET This is an orthodox symbol,it's historic failure to put such more than 2000 years history down, so I strongly disagree such church to be converted to mosque which is un acceptable
29852 1 week ago Micah Trujillo , US
29851 1 week ago jayne POTTS GB
29850 1 week ago Lilly Chester-Crowe AU If converted to anything at all this stunning masterpiece should be made again into the Church it was built to be.
29849 1 week ago Anonymous , US As a world heritage site, it will remain open for people of all faiths to appreciate its rare mosaics and beautiful architecture. Keep it open for everyone to enjoy by letting it remain it a museum.
29848 1 week ago Anonymous GR
29847 1 week ago Anonymous GR
29846 1 week ago Anonymous AL Agia Sofia belongs to Christianity, the Turks don't know they are playing with fire.
29845 1 week ago Anonymous CA
29844 1 week ago Kyle Winings , US
29843 2 weeks ago Dimitrios Ioakim , US
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