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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30114 8 hours ago Anonymous ZA
30113 17 hours ago Anonymous LB
30112 20 hours ago elias costi , IT constantinople
30111 1 day ago Antonietta Francini CA STAND UP FOR sOFIA
30110 1 day ago ΡΕΝΑ ΜΗΝΑ , CY
30109 1 day ago Maria Lacher AT
30108 1 day ago Theo Mak GB Being a Greek, we always see the Church as a symbol of our culture and history in a similar way to the Akropolis. Turning it again to a mosque would be defying that fact and would be at least disres...
30107 2 days ago Amphitrite Manuel , US
30106 1 week ago Greg AU
30105 1 week ago Dave AU
30104 1 week ago Elizabeth Freeman US
30103 1 week ago Bill AU
30102 2 weeks ago Anonymous US The Third World War will begin in the Middle East
30101 3 weeks ago Anonymous IT It's time to take back tje Holy Mother Church of Constantinople. It belongs to God and to the Holy Ecumenical Patriarch.
Blessings and prayers from a Byzantine catholic christian.
30100 3 weeks ago Gregory Mitrovich SP
30099 3 weeks ago Anonymous GB
30098 3 weeks ago EVANGELOS Pezas , GR It is about time to put a stop to muslim arrogance and disrespect of our culture not only in Turkey but also in Albania. Enough is enough.
30097 3 weeks ago Anonymous GR
30096 3 weeks ago ΕΛΕΝΗ ΠΟΡΤΑΡΗ GR
30095 3 weeks ago ARTEMIS STEFANOU GR
30094 3 weeks ago DIMITRIS Makris GR
30093 3 weeks ago Spyros Camateros US
30092 3 weeks ago Anonymous US Turkey must answer to illegally shooting down the Russian jet and killing one of the pilots over the disputed area of Alexandretta, which is actually Syrian territory. Turkey must tear down the mina...
30091 1 month ago Anonymous US
30090 1 month ago Josh Sutcliffe GB To turn the haggia Sophia into a mosque would be a setback, learning the origins of western civilisation should be a priority over religion
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