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 30247 signatures
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30247 1 day ago Olisa Achike US
30246 1 day ago Regina Perry IE It should be a place of reconciliation allowing Christian as well as Muslim and Jewish worship as these are the monotheistic religions
30245 1 day ago Andrew Nash GB
30244 1 day ago Clare A GB Surely there are enough mosques in Turkey already? This beautiful place of Christian worship should be respected for what it was and is with no more vandalism.
30243 1 day ago Patrick Walters GB
30242 2 days ago Anonymous SP
30241 2 days ago Nicholas Rogers GB
30240 2 days ago Peter McDonnell GB
30239 3 days ago Jesse Armstrong , US
30238 3 days ago Madeleine Jonassen NO This is just ınacceptable, whatever religion, this Byzantine heritage must remain a museum, open and accessible to all, and should not be touched by religious converters.
30237 4 days ago bogdan RO
30236 6 days ago danae constantinou AU Ayia Sophia is the center of Christianity for centuries and this is how its should stay.We the Greeks everywhere we live must fight anyway we can to do so
30235 1 week ago Luiz Ricardo BR
30234 2 weeks ago Roberto Miller US Keep the Hagia Sophia as it is.
30233 4 weeks ago David Conklin US
30232 4 weeks ago David Conklin US
30231 4 weeks ago Anonymous IN
30230 1 month ago Thomas Patacca AU moslems have no authority in Constantinople, they are usurpers
30229 1 month ago Adam Nicholson NZ
30228 1 month ago Adalgisa Arantes Campos BR
30227 1 month ago Χρήστος GR Θεωρώ πως για να υπάρχει ομόνοια, δεν θα πρέπει να (ξανα)πειραχθεί ένα τέτοιο μνημείο παγκόσμιας κληρονομιάς. Το μόνο πράγμα που πρέπει να γίνει, είναι να αφαιρεθούν απο τους αρχαιολόγους οι...
30226 1 month ago Walter The Penniless US There ain't going be no dirty mooslims stepping into holy land
30225 1 month ago Garret Bates US Jesus didn't die for this shit
30224 1 month ago Godfrey Bouillon US Ave maria. Hagia sophia will always be christain, Moslems have no right. Deus Vult.
30223 2 months ago Lavra Wlaz US Please maintain this holy place as a Christian Church.
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