Learn more about Tansu Çiller
She was born in Istanbul and graduated from the School of Economics at the Bosphorus University after finishing the American high school, the Robert College of Istanbul. Çiller received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and completed later on her postdoctoral studies at Yale University. In 1978, she became a lecturer and in 1983 a professor.
After teaching at several universities as a professor, she entered politics in November 1990 joining the True Path Party. She was first elected to parliament in 1991 as deputy of Istanbul and served as Minister of State in charge of economics in the coalition government of Suleyman Demirel. On June 13, 1993, she became party leader and then prime minister of a coalition government. The withdrawal of the Republican People's Party from coalition in 1996 brought down her government.
After the election defeat in November 2002, she retired from political life.
She is married to Özer Çiller and they have two children.
|Leader </br> of the True Path Party|
|Prime Minister of Turkey|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey|
| Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey
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| Turkish War of Independence (1920 - 1923)|
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk • Fevzi Çakmak • Rauf Orbay • Ali Fethi Okyar
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| Kunduk | Mollaoğlu | Tengirşenk | İ. İnönü | Kaya | Aras | Saracoğlu | Menemencioğlu | Saka | Sadak | Köprülü | A. Menderes | Zorlu | E. Menderes | Sarper | Erkin |Işık | Çağlayangil |Olcay | Bayülken | Güneş | Esenbel | Ökçün | Erkmen | Ceyhun| Türkmen | Halefoğlu | Yılmaz | Bozer | Alptemoçin | Giray | Çetin | Soysal | Karayalçın | E. İnönü | Kırca | Baykal | Gönensay | Çiller | Cem | Gürel | Yakış | Gül
|Leaders of the True Path Party|
|Süleyman Demirel • Tansu Çiller • Mehmet Ağar|