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Photo: AP, June 13, 2000
Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi pardons Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, and within hours police officials stand around a Turkish aircraft as Agca prepares to board in Falconara's airport, central Italy. The same day, Italian Justice Minister Piero Fassino authorizes Agca's extradition to Turkey to serve a prison sentence for an unrelated killing.