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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29688 23 hours ago Anonymous US I hope to get there some day to see it - I want to be able to view it as a museum.
29687 24 hours ago Constantine Christophilopoulos GB
29686 3 days ago Anonymous SA I want it turned back into a church. I am Eastern Orthodox, and find it appealing that an ancient Eastern Orthodox Church is now a former mosque/museum. It has been so heavily Islamicized it's not f...
29685 3 days ago Anonymous GB
29684 3 days ago Anonymous GB
29683 4 days ago Anonymous PL
29682 4 days ago Anna Chewter US
29681 5 days 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 5 days ago Anonymous AU
29679 6 days ago Diana Louis GR
29678 6 days 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 7 days ago Alexandros Manos DE
29676 7 days ago Miloš Mićić DE
29675 1 week ago Anonymous DE
29674 1 week ago Wojciech Stasiak PL
29673 1 week 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 1 week ago Petros Economakis AU
29671 1 week ago Anonymous AU
29669 1 week ago ELENI KARAGIANNI GR
29668 1 week ago Tijana Vranes SP
29667 1 week ago IOANNIS KOTIS GR
29666 1 week 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
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