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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30200 6 hours ago Anonymous US
30199 11 hours ago Anonymous AU
30198 20 hours ago Vouli Dentsas AU
30197 23 hours ago Anna-Maria Giokarini GB
30196 1 day ago Teresa Xanthos AU
30195 6 days ago HALA ALMOUSA JO no to converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque stand against crazy president name ardogan
30194 1 week ago A. Peri Kiros US Unfortunately we are going to lose this precious Church to non-believers. Everyone is afraid of the Moslems and certainly will not say anything to them.
30193 1 week ago Anonymous US As a university professor, I consider Hagia Sophia one of the most important world heritage site from a pedagogical perspective; it represents the intersection between western and eastern cultures a...
30192 1 week ago Stephany Margaronis US
30191 1 week ago Dion Dionou , US
30190 1 week ago Sammey Mihos US
30189 1 week ago ΜΑΡΙΑ ΜΕΝΟΥΝΟΥ GR
30188 1 week ago Jason Reedy US
30187 1 week ago Maria Karababas CA
30186 1 week ago Paul Kolostroubis US
30185 1 week ago Athena Manolaki GR
30184 1 week ago Anonymous US
30183 2 weeks ago Anastasios Sotiropoulos US
30182 2 weeks ago Eleni Christofides CA The lack of respect is disposable! Agia Sofia was Greek, is Greek and always will be Greek!
30181 2 weeks ago Lazaros Sakkas GR
30180 2 weeks ago Panos Shiakolas US
30179 2 weeks ago Nikolaos Kodogianidis US The Turkish government should think hard and seriously in this matter and revert to the previous status of Agia Sophia. There are mosques in the vicinity that can serve the same purpose. Converting ...
30178 2 weeks ago Nicolaos Karayiannis US
30177 2 weeks ago Theodore Xanthakis US
30176 2 weeks ago Barbara Van Asdlan US Please do NOT turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque as this is, and always should be, an Orthodox patriarchal basilica. This means just as much to Orthodox Christians as your mosques mean to Muslims....
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