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
1-25 of 30091 signatures
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30091 3 days ago Anonymous US
30090 6 days ago Josh Sutcliffe GB To turn the haggia Sophia into a mosque would be a setback, learning the origins of western civilisation should be a priority over religion
30089 7 days ago Nayeli Pena US
30088 1 week ago Immanuel Dwi Asmoro Tunggal ID this building was built by Christian to become a Church.
30087 1 week ago Toby Brewer GB Never-bring back Byzantium!
30086 1 week ago Nikolas Giasaris AR
30085 1 week ago Valdemir Fernandes PT
30084 3 weeks ago Anonymous BG NO COMMENT!
30083 3 weeks ago Anonymous IN
30082 3 weeks ago Anonymous IN The Hagia Sophia is a beautiful museum.
Please save it.
30081 3 weeks ago Anonymous IN Please keep Hagia Sophia as a museum and may their be peace
30080 4 weeks ago Nikps Varsos GR
30079 1 month ago Wellington Oliveira BR
30078 1 month ago Barry Altmark US If the Turks need a new Mosque, they should build one. Hagia Sophia should remain a museum. Conservative Turks must be fearful that their national identity is at risk. Otherwise, I can't imagine ...
30077 1 month ago john smith AU
30076 1 month ago Roger Price AU
30075 1 month ago Sandy Price AU
30074 1 month ago Anonymous US
30073 1 month ago Branko C US Kao što je Hristos vaskrsao tako će vaskrsnuti i Sveta Sofija!!!
30072 1 month ago John Tellis AU Help free the enslaved cathedral of the Divine Wisdom (Saint Sophia) and return it back to the Christians and their worship that it was built for.
30071 1 month ago Marcello Cataldi BR I think it´s okay like a museum and can´t be changed to a mosque
we can´t change the places religion !!!!!
30070 1 month ago Vija Contala DE
30069 1 month ago Ryan Mondalek US Leave this wondrous historic monument open to all people. It wasn't meant to be a mosque and, god willing, it never will be again.
30068 1 month ago Anonymous US
30067 1 month ago Afroditi Zannetti AU I am very upset this is anexekteblol to make it mosque Hagia SOFIA IS A ORTHODOX CHURCH AND WILL BE ALWAYS
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