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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31229 2 weeks ago q a , SP
31228 2 weeks ago Anonymous DE
31227 2 weeks ago Arifi Altina CH
31226 1 month ago Anonymous RU
31225 3 months ago Anonymous GB Hagia Sophia (Santa Sophia) as a world heritage site should remain as a museum open to all as it's has-been since 1931 telling the story of the Eastern Roman Empire and later Ottoman Empire
31224 4 months ago Sophia Dionisopoulos AU
31223 4 months ago Vince Licolli , US
31222 4 months ago Christina Schaeffer , US
31221 5 months ago Katherine Vasilas , US
31220 5 months ago Dino Demetriou , US
31219 5 months ago Billy Georgiou , US
31218 5 months ago HALIM SAAD GB
31217 5 months ago Anna , US
31216 5 months ago Anonymous , US Erdogan’s actions demonstrate a total lack of respect and tolerance for non-Muslim faiths and the historical significance of our sacred institutions.
31215 5 months ago Deborah Pries , US
31214 5 months ago Diane Primis , US
31213 5 months ago Anonymous , US
31212 5 months ago Dr. Catherine Stamatacos, OSJ Stamatacos , US
31211 5 months ago Arthur Katsaros , US
31210 5 months ago James Dimitriou , US We must sanction Turkey & boycott Turkis Airlines for these abusive acts against World Heritage sites and historical treasures!
31209 5 months ago Christo Daskalakis , US
31208 5 months ago Anna Bantauvanis , US
31207 5 months ago Harry Cavalaris , US
31206 5 months ago Crist Frangakis , US Free world should stand up to dictators and xenophobes
31205 5 months ago Angela Manolakas , US
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