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. 

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This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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30305 1 week ago John Hippner , US Please respect our cultural and religious Orthodox heritage and keep this holy place as a church and not a mosque.
30304 1 week ago Alexandru Ionescu RO It s the symbol of the orthodox world that shall be granted as the ecumenical patriarchate because of the great schism the orthodox religion shall also have the leading head (ecumenical patriarc...
30303 1 week ago Jan Baker AU
30302 2 weeks ago Anonymous , US
30301 3 weeks ago Mari Arsenian , US
30300 4 weeks ago Sophia Barberis , US
30299 4 weeks ago Anonymous , US
30298 1 month ago Bjarne Melsom NO No, no, no.
30297 1 month ago Randall Scott Clemons , BD
30296 1 month ago Anonymous GB
30295 2 months ago Anonymous RO
30294 2 months ago Diana Zlibut RO I will never leave this thing to happen. Hagia Sofia is orthodox and shall always be! Even though it was a mosque and now a museum, it still has an orthodox soul and it should never ever go into the...
30293 2 months ago Andreas Stephanou AU
30292 2 months ago Maria Hubbell , UM Under no circumstances shall we allow to let that happen! What a nerve they have!!!
30291 2 months ago Donna E Turner , US Moslems will only destroy islam by destroying History.
30290 3 months ago James Vogiatzakis AU I dare them to try, it will be like signing their own death warrant.
30289 3 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...
30288 3 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.
30287 3 months ago Apastolos T. Dalios CA
30286 4 months ago James Frangos , AF
30285 4 months ago Faye Kritsotaki GR
30284 4 months ago Anonymous CA Please do not converted into a mosque.
30283 4 months ago Alan Fennell ZA
30282 4 months ago Frederic Beaugeard FR
30281 5 months ago Kristina Peterson , SE Agni Parthene
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