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 Istabul" and in 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. We will deliver this petition to UNESCO, which has declared Hagia Sophia part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Source:
1. Learn more and read the articles: Stand up for Hagia Sophia.



This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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26982 3 hours ago Anonymous BE
26981 2 days ago Anonymous GB
26980 2 days ago Anonymous GR
26979 4 days ago Avimael El SE
26978 5 days ago Anonymous SE Does Turkey want to become a member of the European Union? We civilized europeans will not accept this heinous act of discrimination towards the christian people in the name of islamic oppression. C...
26977 5 days ago Anonymous AU
26976 5 days ago Anonymous AU I strongly oppose this propose change and it should be returned to the Greek Orthodox Church.
26975 5 days ago Anonymous , US
26974 5 days ago Anthony Moscato , US The Hagia Sophia should be returned to the Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Christians it was taken from. It should be an Orthodox Christian church and NEVER a mosque.
26973 7 days ago Anonymous US
26972 7 days ago Anonymous RU Hagia Sophia should not be converted into a mosque.!!!
26971 1 week ago Anonymous CH Hagia Sofia should be converted again into an Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Cathedral of Constantinopolis.
26970 1 week ago Anonymous US
26969 1 week ago Anonymous , US No way, once was enough.
26968 1 week ago Arjen Foreman US
26967 1 week ago Niklas Lundström SE
26966 1 week ago Anonymous BE A museum is a place where people of all religions come together in peace.
26965 1 week ago Zoran Obradovic AU
26964 1 week ago Portia Dodd US
26963 1 week ago Anonymous US If anything is to be done, let it return to what it was, a Christian place of worship.
26962 2 weeks ago Ian CA This is a Christian church. At the very least, let it remain a museum!
26961 2 weeks ago Anonymous DE
26960 2 weeks ago Constantinos Luigi Cristodulu , IT
26959 2 weeks ago Constantinos Luigi Cristodulu , IT Hagia Sofia should be converted again into an Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Cathedral of Constantinopolis
26958 2 weeks ago CHRIS KOUFODONTIS US why would you! ST.SOPHIA MUST STAND! NOW if who pay to keep up and they dont, then? but as long as we are alive it has been there for me and you, SAY NO TO MOSQUE!!!
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