Terror threat: Western embassies shut down
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The US and other Western countries act on intelligence pointing to a possible al Qaeda attack, evacuating staff, closing embassies and sounding the alarm. Then, hundreds of people, many of them ex-military leaders, were convicted of plotting to overthrow the government in what was dubbed Turkey's "trial of the century." And finally some of the biggest names in football held kickabouts in Israel and the Palestinian territories.