Eastern Libya Prominent Families Embrace Nihal Olcok For Warming Fragile Turkish-Libyan Synergy

LibyaNN:- Nihal Olcok's husband (Erol Olcok) and 16-year-old son were among the 251 people who lost their lives during a violent coup attempt on the night of July 15, 2016.

Nihal Olcok and Erol had then worked closely with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; however, reflecting on the fourth anniversary of the failed putsch, she did not hold back that the government had misrepresented the legacy of those who died that night.

They had joined countless citizens in the streets to defend Turkish democracy against a military takeover in the event that still continues to shape the country to this day.

In 2019, Nihal Olçok announced her decision to enter politics as a founding member alongside Davutoğlu who recently left the AK Party, by saying, "I believed that he was someone who had not lost his humanity."

The Future Party was founded on 12 December 2019 by Ahmet Davutoğlu, a former foreign minister and prime minister on behalf of the conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP). 

Having been elected prime minister on 28 August 2014 with the support of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Davutoğlu later opposed the latter's moves to transform Turkey's form of government from a parliamentary to a presidential system.

Davutoğlu's conflict with Erdoğan culminated his resignation from the premiership, effective from 22 May 2016.