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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29681 1 hour ago Anonymous US This is an important piece of architecture which was built with a SPECIFIC PURPOSE: to be a christian church. It was only co-opted for use as a mosque by violent force. To convert it into a mosqu...
29680 9 hours ago Anonymous AU
29679 1 day ago Diana Louis GR
29678 1 day ago Anonymous GB May the Hagia Sophia become the seat of the Holy Patriarch once again. Muslims complain about not being able to use the Cathedral at Cordoba, which was a Cathedral, then conquered by Muslims, then b...
29677 2 days ago Alexandros Manos DE
29676 2 days ago Miloš Mićić DE
29675 2 days ago Anonymous DE
29674 3 days ago Wojciech Stasiak PL
29673 3 days ago Anonymous RU britain france betrayed russia in 1917 so that russia can not conquer constantinople for orthodox christians. and at the same time britian and france betrayed greece in 1921 so that greece can not c...
29672 3 days ago Petros Economakis AU
29671 3 days ago Anonymous AU
29669 4 days ago ELENI KARAGIANNI GR
29668 4 days ago Tijana Vranes SP
29667 4 days ago IOANNIS KOTIS GR
29666 6 days ago K Kochanski US Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of it being turned into a museum? It being a museum allows people of all faiths to enjoy it. It's a gorgeous piece of architecture. Also, it's mosque characteristics...
29664 1 week ago Jon Kristian Krsitensen NO
29663 1 week ago Anonymous CA
29662 1 week ago Anonymous DE
29661 1 week ago Nabil Wahib , EG Keep the hestory of the Hagia Sophia Church , left hand of fanatic , God bless his church
29660 1 week ago Jonathan Hester US For a religion that prides itself on being one of the three monotheistic faiths as well as boasting a verse of its scripture encouraging adherents to make peace with "people of the book", such milit...
29659 1 week ago Julie Gooch US
29658 1 week ago Larry stegman US
29657 2 weeks ago Carlos Paschalides CY Going into so much trouble to make a point that it is yours, can only mean that it is really not yours
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