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Mehmet Ali Ağca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, has been released from prison in Turkey, the BBC said on January 18 2010.
Reports in Turkish media said that Ağca would now undergo a physical examination at the Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine to assess his fitness for military service. Although Ağca is now 52 he is technically eligible for military service, having failed to serve in the Turkish military in the first place.
Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981, proclaimed the world will end this century as he was released from prison in Turkey.
Agca has declared himself to be the second Messiah and harbinger of humanity's doom. In a typically bizarre statement distributed on his release from a high-security prison near Ankara he said: "I proclaim the end of the world. All the world will be destroyed in this century. Every human being will die in this century.