Tell UNESCO: #SaveHagiaSophia

Hagia Sophia was built by Greeks and restored by UNESCO with 40% Greek Money! Not only the barbaric hordes of turks deprived us from our rightful heritage, not only did they comit genocide against our folks, NOW THEY STEAL OUR CHURCHES AGAIN.

Tell UNESCO: #SaveHagiaSophia

Hagia Sophia is one the world’s most amazing architectural and historical treasures. It’s a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica which was converted into a mosque when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople, but was eventually opened as a museum on February 1, 1935. For nearly 80 years, Hagia Sophia has operated as a museum, allowing millions of visitors across faiths and demographics to enter and appreciate the masterpiece mosaics, iconography and architecture. 

There’s a real movement in Turkey to convert the historic Hagia Sophia back 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 in November, Turkey’s deputy prime minister promised that the building would be «smiling» again as a mosque soon. Local Turkish media has reported that on May 29th, the 561st anniversary of the conquest of Constantinople, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may hold prayers in the museum. 

Hagia Sophia is part of a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site. Despite threats to Hagia Sophia’s open and accessible status, UNESCO has not said a word against plans to close the museum and convert it into a mosque. 


Tell UNESCO: #SaveHagiaSophia

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