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May 28, 2000 | Associated Press
Turkish Cypriot police said Saturday that they recovered a 15th century Koran that was stolen from a Turkish museum and detained three suspects for attempting to smuggle the book to Britain. The handwritten Islamic holy book had been missing from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace museum since September. The theft--at the former home of the sultans and one of the world's most visited museums--shocked Turks and prompted an investigation into lax security.
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May 28, 2000 | Associated Press
Turkish Cypriot police said Saturday that they recovered a 15th century Koran that was stolen from a Turkish museum and detained three suspects for attempting to smuggle the book to Britain. The handwritten Islamic holy book had been missing from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace museum since September. The theft--at the former home of the sultans and one of the world's most visited museums--shocked Turks and prompted an investigation into lax security.
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November 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Mehmet Ali Agca, who served nearly 20 years in an Italian prison for shooting Pope John Paul II in 1981, had his sentence reduced in the 1979 murder of a Turkish journalist and could be released at the end of next year, his lawyer said. Agca, 46, had been sentenced to 10 years for killing Abdi Ipekci and to seven years and four months for two robberies in Turkey.
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January 9, 2006 | From Associated Press
The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 will be released from prison this week after a court decided he had completed his sentence for the attack on the pontiff and other crimes. The ruling on Mehmet Ali Agca, who had served almost 20 years in Italy before being extradited to Turkey in 2000, took the Vatican by surprise. Agca shot the pope in the abdomen in St. Peter's Square in Rome on May 13, 1981. His motive remains unclear.
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