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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This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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31211 1 year ago Arthur Katsaros , US
31210 1 year ago James Dimitriou , US We must sanction Turkey & boycott Turkis Airlines for these abusive acts against World Heritage sites and historical treasures!
31209 1 year ago Christo Daskalakis , US
31208 1 year ago Anna Bantauvanis , US
31207 1 year ago Harry Cavalaris , US
31206 1 year ago Crist Frangakis , US Free world should stand up to dictators and xenophobes
31205 1 year ago Angela Manolakas , US
31204 1 year ago Stephanie Storgion Poplos , US
31203 1 year ago Catherine Heridis , US ALL THESE PETITIONS AND UNESCO DOES NOTHING. USA, BRITAIN, EU DOES NOTHING. SULTAN ERDOGAN'S ISLAMIC CRONIES ARE IGNORANT BACKWARD NEANDERTHALS WHO DO NOT LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. SHAME ON ERDOGAN
31202 1 year ago Bethany Paulus , US
31201 1 year ago Anonymous , US This is wrong and we need to stop it if we can!!
31200 1 year ago Manisha Samuel IN
31199 1 year ago Anonymous GB
31198 1 year ago John Karpousis , US Not only should St. Sophia not be a mosque, it should be allowed to resume its position as THE center of the faith for Orthodox Christians as it once and as it was originally intended.
31197 1 year ago Vesselka McAlarney US
31196 1 year ago Stamatia Manolakas , US
31195 1 year ago Sandra Kondratick , US
31194 1 year ago CONSTANTINE KLEISSAS , US Hagia Sophia should remain open and accessible to all.
31193 1 year ago Paul Werger , US Please stop and do not pander to your more radical base by this conversion.
31192 1 year ago Andriana P. Wilbanks , US
31191 1 year ago Andriana P. Wilbanks , US
31190 1 year ago Shane , US Lord God grant that Christians will once again pray and worship and commune in Hagia Sophia to the glory of the most Holy Trinity. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, and upon those who don't yet k...
31189 1 year ago Anonymous , US
31188 1 year ago Kiki Kapolis , US
31187 1 year ago Anonymous , US
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