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Murderers can still stage shows in Turkey…

last updated: 20 Jan 2010

Turkish press: İpekçi killed again with release of murderer – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review


Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who was convicted of shooting Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from a prison in Turkey today, after serving nineteen years for the attempted murder of the Pope, and another ten years for the killing of a newspaper editor. (Man who shot former Pope released from prison in Turkey)
That editor, Abdi İpekçi, was the editor of then Milliyet, so Milliyet was first to react Mr. Ağca’s media performance yesterday…
File -- A Jan 12, 2006 file photo shows ...

File — A Jan 12, 2006 file photo shows Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, in Istanbul, Turkey. Agca was released from prison on Monday Jan. 18, 2010 after more than 29 years behind bars. (AP Photo/Osman Orsal/File)

Pope gunman is released in Turkey

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981, is released from prison in Turkey after nearly 30 years in jail.

FILE - In this 1978 file photo, Abdi Ipekci, ...
FILE – In this 1978 file photo, Abdi Ipekci, Chief editor of Turkish newspaper Milliyet, is seen in his office in Istanbul, Turkey. The release from prison of the Turkish man who shot the pope in 1981, has unsettled Turks who remember the gunman for killing the journalist Abdi Ipekci. The world knows Mehmet Ali Agca who was released Monday Jan.18, 2010, for his attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II nearly 29-years ago, but his 1979 killing of journalist Abdi Ipekci still resonates in Turkey where fears of high level conspiracy are still voiced about Mehmet Ali Agca who now enjoys his freedom. (AP Photo/Milliyet)
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