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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30275 1 week ago Rachel Nowakowski GB Should definitely remain a museum open to all. It has a had a glorious mixed history and no single religious group should lay claim to it.
30274 1 week ago Kyrini yasin GR It should remain a sacred place out of respect to another religion as we respected their holly places they should respect ours !!
30273 3 weeks ago Maria De Barros Dias DE
30272 3 weeks ago Dr. Arundhati Chandini Arjun IN This is unacceptable and must be stopped at all costs.
30271 3 weeks ago Anonymous US
30270 4 weeks ago Anonymous NO Stop Erdogan in using Hagia Sofia as a propaganda tool in his islamopolitical strife for more power.
30269 4 weeks ago Andreas Demetriou CY
30268 4 weeks ago Marine Johanson US
30267 4 weeks ago Anonymous US This is the biggest crime and insult to our Christianity. Respect history and my believe please.
30266 4 weeks ago Anonymous US
30265 4 weeks ago Sue Robbins US
30264 4 weeks ago Sue Robbins US
30263 4 weeks ago Hanita Raz US
30262 4 weeks ago daniele della penna IT It was first a Church. And that must be considered in first place. Nothwithstanding any change done after. So let it at least a quiet place to consider history and to refresh souls.
30261 4 weeks ago Anonymous US Please protect this historical site making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
30260 4 weeks ago Siv-Ingvild Thirud NO It is the last remaining heritage of the christian culture and faith. If that disappeared, Turkey will be much poorer for the loss!
30259 1 month ago Anonymous AU
30258 1 month ago Ivo Martorano BR
30257 1 month ago Tsambika Kapiniaris AU
30256 1 month ago Diarmuid Collins GB A Church for almost a Thousand years!! These Christian 'roots' must be maintained. Holy Scripture is Truth & Revelation, not the Koran, sadly.
30255 1 month ago Anonymous GB
30254 1 month ago kosnstatinos rassios AU
30253 1 month ago Kyle Emmanuel Domingo PH Unacceptable indeed!
30252 1 month ago Anonymous SI
30251 1 month ago Suzanne Nielsen CA
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