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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This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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31235 4 weeks 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 month ago Anonymous GB
31233 2 months ago Joseph Furfari CA
31232 4 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 4 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 4 months ago Olga Zhuravleva , US
31229 5 months ago q a , SP
31228 5 months ago Anonymous DE
31227 5 months ago Arifi Altina CH
31226 6 months ago Anonymous RU
31225 8 months 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 9 months ago Sophia Dionisopoulos AU
31223 9 months ago Vince Licolli , US
31222 9 months ago Christina Schaeffer , US
31221 10 months ago Katherine Vasilas , US
31220 10 months ago Dino Demetriou , US
31219 10 months ago Billy Georgiou , US
31218 10 months ago HALIM SAAD GB
31217 10 months ago Anna , US
31216 10 months 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 10 months ago Deborah Pries , US
31214 10 months ago Diane Primis , US
31213 10 months ago Anonymous , US
31212 10 months ago Dr. Catherine Stamatacos, OSJ Stamatacos , US
31211 10 months ago Arthur Katsaros , US
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