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 30209 signatures
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30209 1 day ago Anonymous DE
30208 1 week ago Anonymous US I believe that certain historic places in our world are parts of humanity's history and as such, such, really belong to all of humanity and be accessible to all. I further believe that articles that...
30207 1 week ago Rien Vandenberghe BE
30206 1 week ago TJ Robinson US
30205 3 weeks ago Antonis CY
30204 3 weeks ago John Perry US
30203 3 weeks ago Victoria CA
30202 3 weeks ago Anonymous CZ The site as a museum is a wonderful treasure.
30201 3 weeks ago Jessica US
30200 3 weeks ago Anonymous US
30199 3 weeks ago Anonymous AU
30198 4 weeks ago Vouli Dentsas AU
30197 4 weeks ago Anna-Maria Giokarini GB
30196 4 weeks ago Teresa Xanthos AU
30195 4 weeks ago HALA ALMOUSA JO no to converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque stand against crazy president name ardogan
30194 1 month 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 month 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 month ago Stephany Margaronis US
30191 1 month ago Dion Dionou , US
30190 1 month ago Sammey Mihos US
30189 1 month ago ΜΑΡΙΑ ΜΕΝΟΥΝΟΥ GR
30188 1 month ago Jason Reedy US
30187 1 month ago Maria Karababas CA
30186 1 month ago Paul Kolostroubis US
30185 1 month ago Athena Manolaki GR
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