APn 10/05 1103 Ozal Assailant ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish court has indicted a former

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APn 10/05 1103 Ozal Assailant ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish court has indicted a former teacher in the attempted assassination of Premier Turgut Ozal four months ago, the Anatolia News Agency reported. Kartal Demirag was indicted Tuesday by the State Security Court, which charged him with attempted premeditated murder for shooting at Ozal while the premier was delivering a speech to members of his governing Motherland Party. The indictment, which said Demirag held neo-fascist views, also charged him with carrying an unlicensed weapon and using a false identity, according to the news agency. One of the two shots Demirag fired hit the microphone in front of the premier and the other struck Ozal's thumb. Bodyguards returned fire, wounding 20 other people and the gunman. Demirag was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison for knifing a man in a coffeehouse brawl. He escaped from jail in January and remained in hiding until the assassination attempt. No trial date has been set. Turkish newspapers reported earlier that Demirag was a member of the youth organization of the defunct neo-fascist National Movement Party. The party's youth branch, known as the Gray Wolves, participated in terrorism that claimed about 5,000 lives from 1978 to 1980 and that led to a military takeover in 1980. The indictment said Demirag had a grudge against Ozal for not declaring an amnesty for right-wing activists after he was elected premier, Anatolia said. Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1981, also allegedly belong to the Gray Wolves.


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