On 8 November 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Demonstrations critical of U.S. foreign policy are expected to continue alongside calls for boycotts of U.S. businesses. Large gatherings may result in enhanced police presence, road closures, and traffic disruptions. Any gathering, even those intended to be peaceful, could escalate and turn violent. Recent protests at well-known U.S. cafe and fast food chains in Turkiye disrupted business and escalated to vandalism, property damage, and some injuries to individuals.”