A Turkish court on Friday jailed a former Australian rapper who become his country's most wanted Islamic State suspect on charges of joining a "armed terrorist organisation", local DHA press agency reported.
Neil Prakash, born in Melbourne, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years by a court in Kilis in southeast Turkey, DHA said. He was caught in 2016 by Turkish forces as he tried to cross from Syria.
Reported to be of Indian, Fijian and Cambodian background, Prakash used the internet to promote the jihadist group and recruit Australians.
He said he regretted joining the group after seeing its "true face".
Known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, Prakash was reportedly on a list of high-value IS recruiters targeted by the US in drone attacks in Iraq.
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