Turk is charged with plot to kill Pope in May visit
Italian authorities arrested a Turkish citizen on charges he plotted a new attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II during a papal visit to Milan scheduled for May, police said Wednesday. Police identified the Turk as Mustafa Savak.Skip to next paragraph
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There was no immediate indication if there was any connection between Mr. Savak and Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate the Pope in May 1981. State-run radio said Mr. Savak was arrested at Rho, near Milan, after an informant told police the Turk had contacted ''several people'' to organize an attempt on the Pope's life.