The man who tried to kill the late Pope John Paul II in 1981 has warned Pope Benedict XVI not to visit Turkey, saying his life could be in danger. The warning from imprisoned Turkish national Mehmet Ali Agca came amid a furore in the Muslim world over the Pope’s recent comments on Islam. Pope Benedict is planning to visit Turkey in November.

“As a man who knows these things, I say your life is in danger. Don’t come to Turkey,” Agca was quoted as saying.

Lawyer Mustafa Demirbag said Agca made his statement during a meeting at the high-security Kartal prison in Istanbul on Monday.

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