Fabronia Benno, 25, is the first Christian woman to govern one of Turkey's 30 cities. She was elected as co-mayor of the southeastern city of Mardin along with Ahmet Turk, a widely respected veteran Kurdish leader. Benno is a member of the Syriac community, an ancient branch of the Christian faith whose followers still speak a version of Aramaic, the language of Jesus. In this region of Turkey fewer than 5,000 Syriacs live there. It was once the Christian heartland.