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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30295 1 week ago Anonymous RO
30294 1 week ago Diana Zlibut RO I will never leave this thing to happen. Hagia Sofia is orthodox and shall always be! Even though it was a mosque and now a museum, it still has an orthodox soul and it should never ever go into the...
30293 1 week ago Andreas Stephanou AU
30292 2 weeks ago Maria Hubbell , UM Under no circumstances shall we allow to let that happen! What a nerve they have!!!
30291 2 weeks ago Donna E Turner , US Moslems will only destroy islam by destroying History.
30290 3 weeks ago James Vogiatzakis AU I dare them to try, it will be like signing their own death warrant.
30289 1 month ago Anonymous , US The Hagia Sophia should be converted back to a Christian church and the Patriarch should be able to have his seat there if he so desires. Turkey needs to compensate Armenia and Armenians for the Ham...
30288 1 month ago Anonymous , US Turks are worthless race! Go back to Urghur your mother land. You are not welcome to Europe and soon you will be kicked out of Minor Asia.
30287 1 month ago Apastolos T. Dalios CA
30286 1 month ago James Frangos , AF
30285 1 month ago Faye Kritsotaki GR
30284 2 months ago Anonymous CA Please do not converted into a mosque.
30283 2 months ago Alan Fennell ZA
30282 2 months ago Frederic Beaugeard FR
30281 3 months ago Kristine Pettersson , SE Agni Parthene
30280 4 months ago Anonymous , US
30279 5 months ago Mark Mikhael AU A christian cathedral for Gods people. All welcome so long as they respect their host and its history as a Church.
30278 5 months ago Scott Fickes , US The world is entitled to knowing it's history. Future generations have a right to know solidarity and equality. To be fair if the Hagia Sophia were to become a Mosque then maybe Turkey should erect ...
30277 5 months ago Jessica Spencer , US
30276 6 months ago Rachel Nowakowski GB Should definitely remain a museum open to all. It has a had a glorious mixed history and no single religious group should lay claim to it.
30275 6 months ago Kyrini yasin , GR It should remain a sacred place out of respect to another religion as we respected their holly places they should respect ours !!
30274 6 months ago Dr. Arundhati Chandini Arjun IN This is unacceptable and must be stopped at all costs.
30273 6 months ago Anonymous , US
30272 6 months ago Anonymous NO Stop Erdogan in using Hagia Sofia as a propaganda tool in his islamopolitical strife for more power.
30271 7 months ago Andreas Demetriou CY
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