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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30369 5 days ago Florian Pantazi AU
30368 5 days ago Caitlin Schneider , US
30367 6 days ago Phoebe Atkinson , US
30366 6 days ago Nedko Chaushev BG Every mosque in Bulgaria will have to go!
30365 2 weeks ago Anonymous , US
30364 3 weeks ago S Christakis , UM
30363 3 weeks ago Nadine Dalton , US Please help - how do we best help?
30362 3 weeks ago Xenia Yurky GB
30361 3 weeks ago Anonymous DK
30360 3 weeks ago Angeliki Alexiou SA
30359 3 weeks ago Nomiki Vassilakoglou AU
30358 3 weeks ago Barbara Kozyraki AE
30357 3 weeks ago Anonymous , GR
30356 3 weeks ago Apostolos Oikonomou GR
30355 3 weeks ago Peter Economis AU
30354 3 weeks ago Katherine Dimopoulos CA H Agia Sophia must remain a Christian church!
30353 3 weeks ago Dean Alonistiotis , US
30352 3 weeks ago Chris Nelson , US
30351 3 weeks ago Martha Kotso CA
30350 3 weeks ago Triantafillia Manolakas Crouse CA
30349 3 weeks ago Maria NOYSIA , GR
30348 3 weeks ago Shelley Kerr CA We should all respect each other's beginnings and important symbols
30347 3 weeks ago Sevy Goulielmos CA The attempt to erase the significance of Hagia Sophia for Orthodox Christians speaks volumes. An entirely new mosque can be built somewhere else.
30346 3 weeks ago Michael Rowat CA
30345 3 weeks ago Katerina Weber-Karyotaki JO Respect our religion and churches as we do for the muslims!
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