Mehmet Ali Ağca

Mehmet Ali Ağca (; born January 9, 1958) is a Turkish assassin who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on February 1, 1979 and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981, after escaping from a Turkish prison. After serving 19 years of imprisonment in Italy, he was deported to Turkey, where he served a ten-year sentence. He was released on January 18, 2010. Ağca has described himself as a mercenary with no political orientation, although he is known to have been a member of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organization.

Read more about Mehmet Ali AğcaEarly Life, Grey Wolves Involvement, Assassination Attempt On The Pope, Prison Time, Release, and Rearrest, Later Developments and Release, Claims of Vatican Involvement in The Assassination Attempt, Cultural References

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