Turkey is denying a report that it may have discussed a plot to seize a Muslim cleric living in the United States with a former Trump administration official.

According to a Wall Street Journal story published Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating an alleged plan involving President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, to kidnap Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric who has lived in the U.S. since 1999. According to the report, Flynn and his son were to receive as much as $15 million for delivering Gulen to the Turks.

In a statement released Saturday evening, the Turkish embassy in Washington called allegations that Turkey would use means outside the legal process to return Gulen to Turkey “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless.”

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