Turkey: Reported Kidnapping Plot ‘Ludicrous’


Turkey on Sunday denied a report that its officials were part of a plot to kidnap a Muslim cleric in the U.S. that allegedly involved former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the alleged plot to remove Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, and deliver him to Turkish officials. Flynn and his son would have been paid as much as $15 million for their participation, according to the Journal.

The Turkish embassy in Washington on Sunday called the report “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless.” Read more at The Hill.



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