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 29648 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add an optional comment.
29648 2 days ago haim kupershmidt IL
29647 2 days ago Amada Beltran MX
29646 4 days ago J. Kyriacou , US ”insult to the religious sensibilities of millions of Christians”
29645 4 days ago Anonymous , US
29644 4 days ago Phil Falekos , US
29643 5 days ago Milton Paidas , GR
29642 5 days ago Darwin Sator US Ataturk knew best. Turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque is unnecessary and would be a hateful thing to do.
29641 5 days ago Monica Farid US
29640 1 week 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 1 week ago Anonymous US
29638 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago Tania Voie GR
29635 1 week ago Anonymous DK
29634 1 week ago Anonymous GR
29633 1 week ago Anonymous CA
29632 1 week ago loai azar JO
29631 2 weeks ago Anonymous AU
29630 2 weeks ago Anonymous AU
29629 2 weeks ago Anonymous AU
29628 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago carol paul US as a museum it remains neutral....SOPHIA is WISDOM......lets have church no mosque......MUSEUM .......PLEASE ......
29626 2 weeks ago Anonymous US Please respect and honor the UNESCO agreement that the Hagia Sophia remain accessible to all.
29625 2 weeks ago DIMITRIS GIANNIKAS GR Hagia Sophia should not be converted into a mosque.Hagia Sophia should remain open and accessible to all.
29624 3 weeks ago Hatita Hooi NL Constantine.
Next ->