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 5 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 7 months 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 7 months ago Anonymous GB
31233 8 months ago Joseph Furfari CA
31232 9 months ago Banos Eufemia SV A Sacred spiritual sight that should be open to all believers and the display of iis original Icons preserved
31231 9 months 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 10 months ago Olga Zhuravleva , US
31229 11 months ago q a , SP
31228 11 months ago Anonymous DE
31227 11 months ago Arifi Altina CH
31226 12 months 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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