Turkish court postpones trial against Australian ISIL suspect
A Turkish court has postponed an extradition case against an Australian Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suspect pending the result of a Turkish terror-related investigation, the Associated Press reported on May 24.
The former rapper from Melbourne has been featured in ISIL videos, has been linked to several attack plans in Australia, and has urged lone wolf attacks against the United States.
Lawyer Mehmet Alper Ünver told reporters on May 24 that the trial was adjourned until July 19 to await a Turkish probe into Prakash’s possible activities against Turkey.
Prakash faces a potential life sentence if he is convicted in Australia of terrorism offenses, the agency reported.
Ünver said the suspect wants to serve time either in Turkey or in another majority-Muslim country.