GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
June 1993: Tansu Ciller becomes Turkey's first female prime minister.

Ciller, a Western-educated economist, professor, and leader of the True Path Party, serves three years before leaving her position as prime minister in 1996.

PBS Turkish "Sea Change" /september96/ciller_9-24.html

NewsHour talks to Turkey's foreign minister, Tansu Ciller, about the Kurdish crisis and her country's oft misunderstood role in Middle East power politics.