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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30383 2 days ago Anonymous GR
30382 5 days ago Evangelos Zimonopoulos , US I pray for God's mercy so that I may enter into the New Jerusalem forever. I will not let Constantinople, which was given by Christ and the Theotokos to the chosen Greek Orthodox, to be desecrated b...
30381 1 month ago Eleftherios Poutakidis AU Hagia Sophia is sacred and must not be converted back into a Mosque!!
30380 7 months ago Anonymous , US
30379 7 months ago Anonymous , US
30378 7 months ago Angelo Dimitriou , US
30377 8 months ago Anonymous , US
30376 8 months ago Anonymous , US My full support for returning Hagia Sophia and restoring it to Orthodox Christianity.
30375 9 months ago Marika Kontos , US
30374 9 months ago Angelo Kircos , US This can’t be done. This is recognized as a World Heritage site and should be protected from transforming it into anything; not just a mosque. Please respect our religion and culture and protect the...
30373 9 months ago Sophia Dina Haralambis , US
30372 11 months ago James Gregorakis , US Don't kill our historic presence in Constantinople! It would be likened to tearing down all Turkish embassies in other countries.
30371 11 months ago Anonymous SV
30370 11 months ago Anonymous IN I have been there and loved it as a museum. Please keep it as is
30369 12 months ago Florian Pantazi AU
30368 12 months ago Caitlin Schneider , US
30367 12 months ago Phoebe Atkinson , US
30366 12 months ago Nedko Chaushev BG Every mosque in Bulgaria will have to go!
30365 12 months ago Anonymous , US
30364 12 months ago S Christakis , UM
30363 1 year ago Nadine Dalton , US Please help - how do we best help?
30362 1 year ago Xenia Yurky GB
30361 1 year ago Anonymous DK
30360 1 year ago Angeliki Alexiou SA
30359 1 year ago Nomiki Vassilakoglou AU
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