Though mostly symbolic under the new system, the nationalists, in their new political posture, also provided the much-needed support for the ruling party to attain a simple majority, at least, in the parliament.
On May 16, 2017 Presidents Erdogan and Trump had talks in Washington. A few days before the visit I had said:
“…neither Ankara nor Washington can afford a too rocky relationship with too many ups and downs. They need one another and a reasonably steady relationship. So, the uneasy, unhappy alliance will continue.” (*)
Heraclitus, the great philosopher of Ionia, pointed the “eternal transformation” by saying “Lightning never strikes twice” approximately 2500 years ago. The economy-based decision processes played an important role in the formation of many transformations, destructions and reconstructions.