Australian man deported from Turkey

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The AFP has today taken into custody an Australian man, 31, who faces serious terrorism offences, after he was deported by Turkish authorities.

The man, who had served a period of detention for terrorism offences in a Turkish prison, was taken into immediate custody by the AFP.

He is scheduled to face a Darwin court today, where an application will be made to extradite him to Victoria, where he will be charged by the AFP Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).

The AFP and Joint Counter Terrorism Teams across the country maintain a thorough and comprehensive framework to manage the return of Australians facing terrorism offences.

There is no threat to the Australian community.

An investigation started in 2016 when the man was alleged to have travelled to Syria to fight with Islamic State.

The AFP will allege in court that the man committed a range of serious terrorism offences.

Given the matter is now before the court, no further comment will be made.

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