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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29641 1 hour ago Monica Farid US
29640 1 day ago Josh Simmons US I would sort of like for the minarets to be taken down and the rest of the mosaics to be uncovered
29639 2 days ago Anonymous US
29638 2 days ago T M AF It will destroy Istanbul's economy if it becomes a mosque. Not only will it lose out on museum profits, it will further isolate Turkey and Istanbul from Europe and tourism. As a museum it can provid...
29637 4 days ago John Hollenburger US It would be an unforgivable cultural loss for this great building to cease functioning as a museum for people of the world.
29636 4 days ago Tania Voie GR
29635 5 days ago Anonymous DK
29634 7 days ago Anonymous GR
29633 7 days ago Anonymous CA
29632 1 week ago loai azar JO
29631 1 week ago Anonymous AU
29630 1 week ago Anonymous AU
29629 1 week ago Anonymous AU
29628 1 week ago André Lwoff NL The current situation with the Hagia Sophia and the lot of Constantinople and the whole Asia Minor and Eastern Thracia, the genocide of Armenian in 1915 and of Greeks in 1922 in Anatolia the occupat...
29627 1 week ago carol paul US as a museum it remains neutral....SOPHIA is WISDOM......lets have church no mosque......MUSEUM .......PLEASE ......
29626 1 week ago Anonymous US Please respect and honor the UNESCO agreement that the Hagia Sophia remain accessible to all.
29625 1 week ago DIMITRIS GIANNIKAS GR Hagia Sophia should not be converted into a mosque.Hagia Sophia should remain open and accessible to all.
29624 1 week ago Hatita Hooi NL Constantine.
29623 1 week ago George Chrysafis , US
29622 2 weeks ago Anastasia Makridakis , US
29621 2 weeks ago Anonymous GB It was wisdom that turned Hagia Sophia into a museum - it is therefore 'neutral' and uncontroversial. It can be enjoyed by Christians and Muslims alike. It's simple.
29620 2 weeks ago Anonymous DE Η Αγία Σοφία είναι ελληνική και πάντα Ορθόδοξη.
29619 2 weeks ago Anonymous FI
29618 2 weeks ago Nick Paras AU
29617 2 weeks ago Anonymous AU
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