Rescuers wheel a blast victim outside the US embassy to a waiting ambulance in Ankara, Turkey—AFP

Rescuers wheel a blast victim outside the US embassy to a waiting ambulance in Ankara, Turkey—AFP

Rescuers wheel a blast victim outside the US embassy to a waiting ambulance in Ankara, Turkey—AFP

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.