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    Canberra to Demand Extradition of Most Wanted Daesh Recruiter From Turkey

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    Australian authorities are expected to call for Ankara to extradite the country's most prominent recruiter of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, who has been recently detained in Turkey, local media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Friday, Turkish media reported, citing officials, that the country's law enforcers had detained Neil Prakash a few weeks ago, despite earlier reports about his death in March near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

    The 23-year-old jihadist is the subject to a extradition request from Canberra, the ABC broadcaster reported.

    The media outlet added that the Australian authorities expressed readiness to cooperate with Turkey on the issue and would expect extradition after Ankara would finish all the necessary procedures related to the detention of the terrorist.

    Prakash is believed to leave Australia's city of Melbourne in 2013 in order to join the ranks of the Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries including Russia, in Syria. The Daesh fighter and recruiter had been linked by Canberra to several plans of attack in Australia and calls for attacks against the United States.

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