This is done before something big usually goes down
Due to the decision of the Ministry of Finance to breach understandings and to alter a protocol that has been in place for several decades, we are forced to close our Embassy.
No consular services will be provided and no one will be allowed to enter.
— Joel Lion (@ambassadorlion) October 29, 2019
they are worried about Turkey
The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognising the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as “genocide”.
The House also voted overwhelmingly to call on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey and some of its officials over the offensive.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the vote “null and void”, linking it to Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish fighters.