BERLIN – A Berlin court has convicted a 28-year-old Turkish man of supporting a terrorist organization fighting in Syria and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.
Berlin state court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Fatih I., whose last name wasn't given in accordance with privacy laws, was found guilty Monday of two counts of supporting a terrorist organization and fraud. Prosecutors dropped charges of membership in a terrorist organization for lack of evidence.
Fatih I. was found to have defrauded a bank of 25,000 euros ($27,500), of which he sent some 7,000 euros to the Syrian rebel group Junad al-Sham in 2013, as well as procuring a vehicle for them. He sent another 1,550 euros to an Islamic State group-related organization in March 2014 and was arrested after that.