Hikmet Çetin

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (1991-1994)

Hikmet Çetin is a Turkish politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991-1994. He also served as a Member of Parliament for fifteen years, as well as its Speaker, and also chaired the Republican People's Party for a brief period. In 2003 he was appointed as the NATO Secretary General's first Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, the highest-level political representative of NATO in this country - a position he held until 2006. Çetin gained a Bachelor's and Master's degree in economics from Ankara University and Williams College, Massachusetts, before taking up a research position at Stanford. Before entering politics he worked in economic planning, and was also a part-time lecturer at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.