Turk is charged with plot to kill Pope in May visit

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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.

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.

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