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Mehmet Ali Agca

was pardoned by Italy's president in June for his 1981 attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II. Agca returned to Turkey, where he was imprisoned for the murder of a newspaper editor. It remains a mystery why Agca tried to kill the pope, or who may have backed him.

Nathaniel Abraham,2000 People in the NewsJamil Abdullah Al-Amin

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