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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30289 5 days 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 week 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 week ago Apastolos T. Dalios CA
30286 2 weeks ago James Frangos , AF
30285 3 weeks ago Faye Kritsotaki GR
30284 4 weeks ago Anonymous CA Please do not converted into a mosque.
30283 1 month ago Alan Fennell ZA
30282 1 month ago Frederic Beaugeard FR
30281 2 months ago Kristine Pettersson , SE Agni Parthene
30280 3 months ago Anonymous , US
30279 3 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 4 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 4 months ago Jessica Spencer , US
30276 5 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 5 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 5 months ago Dr. Arundhati Chandini Arjun IN This is unacceptable and must be stopped at all costs.
30273 5 months ago Anonymous , US
30272 5 months ago Anonymous NO Stop Erdogan in using Hagia Sofia as a propaganda tool in his islamopolitical strife for more power.
30271 5 months ago Andreas Demetriou CY
30270 5 months ago Marine Johanson , US
30269 5 months ago Anonymous , US
30268 5 months ago Sue Robbins , US
30267 5 months ago Sue Robbins , US
30266 5 months ago Hanita Raz , US
30265 5 months ago daniele della penna , IT It was first a Church. And that must be considered in first place. Nothwithstanding any change done after. So let it at least a quiet place to consider history and to refresh souls.
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