Turkey judge rejects extradition of Australian Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash

One of the country’s most wanted terrorists could be released from jail in Turkey after Australia’s request to extradite him was rejected.

Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash is being held in a jail in Gaziantep after being caught trying to cross the border from Syria using false documents in 2016.

Overnight, a Turkish prosecutor argued for Prakash to be extradited back to Australia where he is facing terrorism offences.


However, the Kilis Criminal Court Judge denied the extradition request.

The decision means Prakash could be released from custody if Turkey doesn’t decide to prosecute him for other crimes.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said in a statement on Friday morning that Australia was “disappointed” by the court’s decision.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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