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Mehmet Ali Ağca

1958 - Today

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Mehmet Ali Ağca (Turkish pronunciation: [mehˈmet aˈli ˈaːdʒa]; born 9 January 1958) is a Turkish assassin who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on 1 February 1979, and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on 13 May 1981, after escaping from a Turkish prison.After serving 19 years of imprisonment in Italy where he was visited by the Pope, he was deported to Turkey, where he served a ten-year sentence. Ağca was released from prison on 18 January 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehmet Ali Ağca has received more than 1,354,757 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Mehmet Ali Ağca is the 31st most popular extremist (down from 29th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 257th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Extremist.

Mehmet Ali Ağca is most famous for shooting Pope John Paul II in 1981.

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Among extremists, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 31 out of 209Before him are Carlos the Jackal, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Amon Göth, Cleon, Machine Gun Kelly, and Luis Carrero Blanco. After him are Frederick Trump, Otto Ohlendorf, H. H. Holmes, Andreas Baader, Tommaso Buscetta, and Nathuram Godse.

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Among people born in 1958, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 21Before him are Prince, Marie Fredriksson, Anna Politkovskaya, Tim Robbins, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Keith Haring. After him are Lyudmila Putina, Ice-T, Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, Bruce Dickinson, and Wong Kar-wai.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 278 out of 1,301Before him are Seleucus II Callinicus (-265), Abgar V (-1), Şehzade Abdullah (1776), Chryseis (null), Eudokia Makrembolitissa (1021), and Thomas Palaiologos (1409). After him are Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), Elia Kazan (1909), Cevdet Sunay (1899), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), and Polyxena (null).

Among EXTREMISTS In Turkey

Among extremists born in Turkey, Mehmet Ali Ağca ranks 3Before him are Herostratus (-301) and Abdullah Öcalan (1949).