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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30358 1 year ago Barbara Kozyraki AE
30357 1 year ago Anonymous , ZA
30356 1 year ago Apostolos Oikonomou GR
30355 1 year ago Peter Economis AU
30354 1 year ago Katherine Dimopoulos CA H Agia Sophia must remain a Christian church!
30353 1 year ago Dean Alonistiotis , US
30352 1 year ago Chris Nelson , US
30351 1 year ago Martha Kotso CA
30350 1 year ago Triantafillia Manolakas Crouse CA
30349 1 year ago Maria NOYSIA , GR
30348 1 year ago Shelley Kerr CA We should all respect each other's beginnings and important symbols
30347 1 year 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 1 year ago Michael Rowat CA
30345 1 year ago Katerina Weber-Karyotaki JO Respect our religion and churches as we do for the muslims!
30344 1 year ago Kelley Goulielmos CA
30343 1 year ago Effe Pezoulas CA
30342 1 year ago Anonymous CA You have no right as it is not originally yours
30341 1 year ago Lolita Haroun LB Aya Sophia must be a Christian church
30340 1 year ago Anastasia Milopoulou GR
30339 1 year ago Anonymous , US
30338 1 year ago Connor Ward , US Hagia Sophia belongs to the Orthodox who built it, not the Turkish Mohammedans who stole and massacred those inside of the very basilica's walls. Return to the orthodox what is ours!
30337 1 year ago Deyvid Tanev CH
30336 1 year ago Anonymous , DE
30335 1 year ago Michael Dunaway , US If anything, it should be given back to the Christians. why do muslims steal everything?
30334 1 year ago Anonymous AU
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