Ankara will give Canberra the main Australian ISIS recruiter

Neal Prakash

The Turkish authorities took the decision to extradite the main Australian recruiter is banned in Russia organization “Islamic state” (IG). About it reports Reuters with reference to the words of the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.

“We look forward to it — it should arrive in the next few months, — said the Prime Minister. — He has yet to go through all the procedures adopted in Turkey, but the extradition agreement already reached. We are pleased that Neil Prakash, who is one of the key financiers and organizers of the IG, will return to Australia and appear before the court.”

A native of Melbourne Neil Prakash accused that he joined the ranks of ISIS and was engaged in active recruitment of men, women and children, as well as the preparation of terrorist acts. Intelligence agencies suspect that he was involved with a series of terrorist attacks carried out in Australia in recent years. In 2016, the US said that Prakash died during airstrike on Mosul, but a few months later he was arrested in Turkey.

In the ranks of ISIS are now fighting more than 100 Australian citizens. In the country operates the Islamist underground. Its most striking action in recent years was the attack on a cafe in Sydney in December 2014 with the subsequent hostage crisis. The operation for their release lasted 17 hours and ended with the deaths of two hostages and the terrorist. After that, Australia was at a heightened level of terrorist threat.