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. 

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30375 3 weeks ago Marika Kontos , US
30374 3 weeks ago Angelo Kircos , US This can’t be done. This is recognized as a World Heritage site and should be protected from transforming it into anything; not just a mosque. Please respect our religion and culture and protect the...
30373 3 weeks ago Sophia Dina Haralambis , US
30372 2 months ago James Gregorakis , US Don't kill our historic presence in Constantinople! It would be likened to tearing down all Turkish embassies in other countries.
30371 2 months ago Anonymous SV
30370 2 months ago Anonymous IN I have been there and loved it as a museum. Please keep it as is
30369 3 months ago Florian Pantazi AU
30368 3 months ago Caitlin Schneider , US
30367 3 months ago Phoebe Atkinson , US
30366 3 months ago Nedko Chaushev BG Every mosque in Bulgaria will have to go!
30365 4 months ago Anonymous , US
30364 4 months ago S Christakis , UM
30363 4 months ago Nadine Dalton , US Please help - how do we best help?
30362 4 months ago Xenia Yurky GB
30361 4 months ago Anonymous DK
30360 4 months ago Angeliki Alexiou SA
30359 4 months ago Nomiki Vassilakoglou AU
30358 4 months ago Barbara Kozyraki AE
30357 4 months ago Anonymous , GR
30356 4 months ago Apostolos Oikonomou GR
30355 4 months ago Peter Economis AU
30354 4 months ago Katherine Dimopoulos CA H Agia Sophia must remain a Christian church!
30353 4 months ago Dean Alonistiotis , US
30352 4 months ago Chris Nelson , US
30351 4 months ago Martha Kotso CA
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