Â The Herald Sun buys it. A nicer guy we’ll never know, says his mother.Â His sisters say “he went to help theÂ innocent people who were being oppressed.”
Mother’s grief after Yusuf Toprakkaya’s death in Syria battle
- Stephen Drill /Herald Sun/thanks to Islam is a Crock
THE mother of an Australian killed fighting with rebel forces in Syria says he was not a terrorist despite being put on a US watch list.
Muazez Toprakkaya told theÂ Herald SunÂ at her Broadmeadows home her son Yusuf was only trying to help the Syrian people.
Mothers little helper:
“My son is very sweet. He was there just to help, to help the children. (Syrian leader Bashar al-) Assad is very bad, he has killed all those people, why?” she said.
When asked whether her son was involved with terrorists, Mrs Toprakkaya said: “No, my son is very good, my son is not like that.”
Mr Toprakkaya, 30, was killed by a sniper in a battle for the Wadi al-Dayf military base on December 30.
His sisters said in a statement their brother was a kind-hearted person.
“He was in Syria for this same reason – to help the innocent people who were being oppressed,” they said.