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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31236 11 months ago Nicholas Limon , US It will always be an Orthodox Cathedral and nothing else! Shame on the Turkish government and President Erdogan for this political ploy. It is a house of God for all Christians. Period.
31235 1 year ago Helen Bednarczyk , US Hagia Sophia is a consecrated Orthodox Church. It must always remain an Orthodox Church. It is beyond sacrilege to do anything else. All Orthodox Patriarchs must support this and make it happen. Th...
31234 1 year ago Anonymous GB
31233 1 year ago Joseph Furfari CA
31232 1 year ago Banos Eufemia SV A Sacred spiritual sight that should be open to all believers and the display of iis original Icons preserved
31231 1 year ago Anonymous , US This was OUR church first! WE HAD IT FIRST! THEY SHOULD RETURN IT TO US! WE HAD IT FIRST, THEREFORE, WE SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO IT!!!!
31230 1 year ago Olga Zhuravleva , US
31229 1 year ago q a , SP
31228 1 year ago Anonymous DE
31227 1 year ago Arifi Altina CH
31226 1 year ago Anonymous RU
31225 1 year 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 1 year ago Sophia Dionisopoulos AU
31223 1 year ago Vince Licolli , US
31222 1 year ago Christina Schaeffer , US
31221 1 year ago Katherine Vasilas , US
31220 1 year ago Dino Demetriou , US
31219 1 year ago Billy Georgiou , US
31218 1 year ago HALIM SAAD GB
31217 1 year ago Anna , US
31216 1 year 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 1 year ago Deborah Pries , US
31214 1 year ago Diane Primis , US
31213 1 year ago Anonymous , US
31212 1 year ago Dr. Catherine Stamatacos, OSJ Stamatacos , US
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