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TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/16/2020
In May, video conference participants engage in discussion about secure software development. In May, up-to-date issues about secure software development were explained to video conference participants by Ali Isikli, a senior leader engineer of our corporate member ASELSAN AS.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 04/19/2020
The chapter wins the April membership incentive challenge by being the first to return the correct word search. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is looking for a little relief and even a bit of fun. In April, chapters were challenged with an AFCEA word search. The first chapter to scan and email a correctly completed sheet back to Sean McGowan, director of member and chapter Services, would receive five free individual memberships to give away to junior enlisted military or Young AFCEANs. The winner of the incentive-based challenge was Turkiye! "I am so happy to hear that [we won]," said Murat Dogen, chapter representative for the Young AFCEANs. "This really made my day. Although it is not for my benefit, it was very fun to solve the puzzle and feel like I was in a race against time. The board members of the Turkiye Chapter will take the necessary action to add five more members into the AFCEA community. Thanks again for giving us this opportunity."

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/02/2020
Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president (far l), and Zafer Betoner, chapter vice president (far r), present the visiting plaque to Neset Ertas, Command Control and Information Systems Projects Group Manager, as a token of appreciation during their March visit. Chapter board members visited the head of Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Department (CEIS) in his office at Presidency of Defense Industries headquarters in March. During this visit, board members presented information about AFCEA International and the association's contributions to the government, armed forces and defense industry. AFCEA publications related to the Command Control and Information Systems were also discussed. During the visit, members talked about the ongoing activities of the chapter and summarized possible cooperation between the CEIS department to organize meetings or seminars.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/27/2020
Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk (r) presents certificate of appreciation to guest speaker Kadir Murat Bicer, cybersecurity manager, STM, at the February meeting. At the February meeting, participants were provided with general information on artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, as well as current developments and applications in AI and cybersecurity domains with use of AI in cybersecurity issues. Kadir Murat Bicer, cybersecurity manager of STM AS, presented discussion points on the future of cybersecurity technology and STM's applications in this field.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/25/2020
In February, chapter board members pose for a photo with SIMSOFT Company executives (l-r) Zafer Betoner, chapter vice president; Veysi İsler, Simsoft founding member; Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president; and Kadir Temiz, Simsoft Company, deputy general manager. Chapter members visited Simsoft Information Technology company executives as promotional activities and explanations were given on AFCEA's opportunities provided to shareholders and especially to corporate members. Simsoft is a local company specializing in simulators, defense and aerospace systems, visual systems, and gaming and simulation areas.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/18/2020
In February, Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk (center r) presents a certificate of appreciation to Selcuk Kerem Alparsan, general manager of Turkish defense technology company Meteksan Savunma (center l). Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk and Vice President Alaattin Zafer Betoner visited Omer Korkut, deputy general manager of corporate member STM Inc. It was a fruitful meeting and all parties agreed to conduct a short conference about cybersecurity, which is one of the Turkish company's professional concentrations. STM Inc. is named in the Top 100 Defense Companies in the world.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/17/2020
Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president (far l), and Zafer Betoner, chapter vice president (far r), present the visiting plaque to Adm. Adnan Ozbal, commander, Turkish Naval Forces, as a token of appreciation during their February visit. Chapter board members visited Turkish Naval Forces Commander Adm. Adnan Ozbal in his office at Turkish Naval Headquarters in February. During this visit, Adm. Ozbal was briefed about AFCEA International and the association's contributions to the government, armed forces and defense industry. AFCEA publications related to the navy were also discussed. Adm. Ozbal stated that they would observe on-going activities of the chapter and assess possible participation in efforts, including meetings, seminars, classes, as well as encouraging naval officers and engineers to join the organization.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/13/2020
Conference participants (from l-r) Erdinc Oguz, chapter treasurer; Rafet Yavuz, DASA president; Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.), chapter vice president; and Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president, pose for a photo at the February event. In February, the chapter participated in the Aviation and Space Conference at the Turkish Aeronautical Association University in Ankara, Turkey. Networking between participants and the faculty members produced fruitful conversations regarding how to promote the chapter and its activities.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/29/2020
Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk (c) presents a memorial plaque to Deputy General Manager Omer Korkut (l) and Vice President Alaattin Zafer Betoner at the January event. Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk and Vice President Alaattin Zafer Betoner visited Omer Korkut, deputy general manager of corporate member STM Inc. It was a fruitful meeting and all parties agreed to conduct a short conference about cybersecurity, which is one of the Turkish company's professional concentrations. STM Inc. is named in the Top 100 Defense Companies in the world.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/19/2020
In January, chapter steering and auditing board members are elected for 2020. The chapter's Annual General Council was conducted in January. At the meeting, the 2019 annual report and financial statements were presented to the members, and the 2020 activity plan and budget were discussed and approved. New steering and auditing boards also were elected for the 2020 period.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/25/2019
Cem Murat Turgut presents the augmented reality topics at the December event. At the December meeting, participants were provided with general information on augmented reality, as well as current developments in the world and domestic activities. Cem Murat Turgut, augmented reality team leader at the R&D Technology and Product Management Directorate of HAVELSAN AS, and his team, presented discussion points on the past and future of augmented reality technology and HAVELSAN's vision in this field.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 07/16/2019
Maj. Gen. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.), vice president EMEA and general manager Europe, addresses chapter at the July meeting. Maj. Gen. Erich Staudacher, GEAF (Ret.), vice president EMEA and general manager Europe, and Konstantin Zografov, vice president South East EU Region, visited the chapter. Chapter activities and status were introduced by Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president. Gen. Staudacher presented recent developments and vision for AFCEA International. Office calls to supporting industry and government agencies also were conducted.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 04/11/2019
Tanju Karagoz, chapter secretary (l), presents the certificate of appreciation to guest speaker Mehmet Topcu at the chapter's April meeting. At the chapter's April meeting, guest speaker Mehmet Topcu introduced and discussed software-based radio technologies and sample implementations.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/28/2019
In March, chapter members gather for a spring meeting and dinner. In March, the chapter's individual and corporate members met for a dinner organized by the chapter.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/06/2019
At March's meeting, the audience listens to a presentation on the future of aviation software and hardware trends. In March, Aviation Software and Hardware Trends and Winning the Future meetings were held in the social facilities of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Speaker Vance Hilderman, CEO, Afuzion Inc., addressed future expectations of the sector. Many young engineers and university students also attended this successful meeting.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/21/2017
Alper Gerçek, electronics engineer for ASELSAN, a technology company that focuses primarily on the needs of the Turkish armed forces, receives a chapter pin for his interactive December presentation on digital transformation. The chapter presented a meeting in December about digital transformation. Alper Gerçek of ASELSAN, a technology company that focuses primarily on the needs of the Turkish armed forces, gave an interactive presentation about the topic, including Industry 4.0, or smart manufacturing. Gerçek is an electronics engineer for the company. Bupat Ltd., a member of AFCEA, hosted the presentation.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/23/2017
Chapter members gather for the spring meeting in May at the Middle East Technical University Alumni Association's Vişnelik Facility. The chapter's spring 2017 meeting was held in May at the Middle East Technical University Alumni Association's Vişnelik Facility. Past President Yalcin Onyuruand Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), current board of directors, and Young AFCEANs attended the meeting to discuss the chapter's future activities.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/03/2017
Chapter President Kamil Zafer Seljuk (l) secures Y. Suat Bengur's lifelong membership pin to his lapel in May. Chapter President Kamil Zafer Selcuk presented member Y. Suat Bengur's lifelong membership pin to him in May. Bengur is vice president of transportation, security, energy and automation systems for Aselsan in Ankara, Turkey.



TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/15/2017
Past Chapter President Yalcin Onyuru (r) presents the Distinguished Life Member certificate to Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), during a March ceremony. Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), received a Distinguished Life Member certificate during a March ceremony before chapter members. After sharing his biography, Chapter President Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), pinned his life member emblem, and Past President Yalcin Onyuru presented him the certificate.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/11/2017
Guest speaker Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz, former vice president of ASELSAN Inc., shares his experiences at a January chapter mentoring event. A mentoring event for Young AFCEANs was the chapter's first function of the year in January. The guest speaker was Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz, former vice president of ASELSAN Inc., and he spoke about transitioning from engineering to management. Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, introduced Karadeniz and thanked Yalcin Onyuru, CEO of Target Group, for hosting the event and Capt. Murat Dogen, TUAF, for organizing it. Karadeniz talked about how he became one of the first engineers at ASELSAN, how he established its research and development department and how he dealt with problems. He also mentioned good and bad experiences he faced in his 30 years with the company. Karadeniz emphasized the importance of a user-friendly system or product and that engineers are the treasurers of a company.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/07/2016
Participants take part in the opening ceremony of the 3rd Land Systems Seminar and Exposition in November. The 3rd Land Systems Seminar and Exposition was organized by Turkish Defense News Group with the support of the Turkiye Chapter together with SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense Industries) and METU-BILTIR. The event was held at the METU-CCC in Ankara, Turkey in November. The main goal of the seminar was to increase knowledge and share experiences by bringing together key players who are interested in the developments of military land systems from government, military, industry and academia. The seminar is an event for colleagues who work with defense and military projects to provide opinions, thoughts and predictions about the projects. More than 30 presentations were made at the event during six different sessions with the participation of more than 800 people, and 35 companies exhibited. During the seminar, the chapter’s booth was visited by a number of participants at the exhibition hall and a presentation was provided in the opening session to promote AFCEA International and Turk ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 10/25/2016
Aviation standards and certification expert Vance Hilderman, CEO, AFuzion, conducts the keynote during the opening session of the October event. The eighth Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and B2B Meetings and Exposition was organized by Electronics Valley Inc., an organization creating a communications platform for a wide spectrum of industries specialized in aviation, aerospace and defense technologies. The October event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ankara, Turkey and attracted more than 400 aerospace and defense industry professionals from local and international organizations, companies and research institutes. In addition to the main sponsor, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and the main supporter, ASELSAN Inc., the chapter also invested great effort in the organization of this event, which was also sponsored by 20 industry-leading companies. The event featured business-to-business meetings, a technology exhibition and presentation sessions. The presentation sessions included six technical workshops, 18 presentations and one advanced short course. Aviation professionals, aerospace engineers, defense ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 10/12/2015
(4th f-l front row) Rear Adm. O. Mesut Ak, TUN, chief of technical division of Turkish Naval Command, (5th f-l) Mujdat Uludag, head of Naval platforms, Department of SSM, (3rd f-l) Capt. Mustafa Murat, TUN, chief of ship building division of TNC, (6th f-l) Dr. Kemal Leblebicioglu, instructor, METU-EEE, (8th f-l) Mustafa Kaval, vice president of ASELSAN and the other participants stand for the National Anthem of Turkish Republic during the opening ceremony of the seminar in October. In October, the 7th Naval Systems Seminar and Exposition was held with the support of the chapter, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) of the MOND of Turkey, METU and TDI News Group. ASELSAN Inc. and HAVELSAN Inc. were the main sponsors of the event. This event was held at the METU-CCC in Ankara, Turkey. The main goal of the seminar was to create a unique environment to share knowledge and experiences in the field of naval systems technologies by bringing together key players from the government, military, industry, academia and various other scientific organizations. At this event, 39 presentations were made within four sessions with the participation of more than 800 people from the national and international government, military, academia and industry organizations. During the seminar, the chapter's booth was visited by a number of participants at the exhibition hall where 32 companies exhibited.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/24/2016
In January, Y. Suat Bengur, chairman of the board of auditors, presents the Auditors Report for 2015. He extended his appreciation to all members of the board for the great work that they accomplished during the year. The chapter's 26th general board meeting was held on January 24 at Aselsan Inc. facilities in Ankara, Turkey. At the meeting, Chapter President Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), presented the chapter's annual report for 2015. The chapter's activity plan and budget for 2016 were discussed and unanimously accepted. Chapter officers for 2016 were also unanimously elected and installed by members of the committee. Chapter officers for the year 2016 are President Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.); Secretary Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.); Treasurer Erdinc Oguz; Vice President (Membership and Services) Esra Erkan; and Vice President (Activities and Young AFCEAN Advisor) Capt. A. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.).

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/16/2015
(l-r) M. Yasar Ercan, chapter member, Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.) and chapter president and Seyfettin Sunger, chapter member, pose at the chapter booth during the 4th Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exposition in January. With support from the chapter, the 4th Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exposition was organized by Electronics Valley, the premier web portal in Turkey. The event was held at the METU-CCC in Ankara, Turkey. The main goal of the seminar was to increase common knowledge and share experiences by bringing together key players from government, military, industry and academia (including students) interested in the development of military electronics. Thirty-two companies exhibited at the event and more than 500 people participated in the two panels, 11 presentations, six workshops and three short courses that were held throughout the day.


TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/07/2015
In February , Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president (l) and Erdinc Oguz, chapter treasurer, present a $1,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award to Bahar Cihan, teacher at Kamisli Village Elementary and Middle School. In February the chapter issued a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award to Bahar Cihan, a teacher at Kamisli Village Elementary and Middle School, one of the Hakkari Yuksekova County public schools. The school has about 100 students. The chapter awarded $1,000 grants to Cihan during her visit to the headquarters of the chapter in Ankara. She proudly accepted the STEM Award and said the money would assist her and the newly built school in procuring STEM-related teaching tools, goods and/or services to contribute to the education of children in grades 1 through 8. The school's principal also expressed appreciation for the donation, noting that boosting the morale of both students and instructors is equally valuable to the award itself.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/18/2015
In January, Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Retd.), chapter president, presents a 25-year membership pin to Ugur Karavelioglu, who has been a member of AFCEA since September 19, 1988. The 25th general board meeting of the chapter was held in January at Aselsan Incorporated facilities in Ankara, Turkey. During the opening ceremony, Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, presented 10, 15, 20 and 25 year membership pins to the eligible members by congratulating all of them. At the meeting, the chapter discussed and unanimously accepted the Chapter Annual Report for 2014 and Chapter Activity Plan and budget for 2015. In addition, members of the chapter's board of directors for 2015 were unanimously elected and installed by members of the committee.

Chapter officers for the year 2015 are: Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.),chapter president; Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN(Ret.), chapter secretary; Erdinc Oguz, vice president for activities and events and treasurer; Esra Erkan, vice president for members and chapter services; and M.Yasar Ercan, vice president for promotion and Young AFCEAN adviser. Members of the chapter's Board of Auditors are: ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/24/2014
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, makes his opening speech during the December celebration. The chapter celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding in December at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Social Facilities in Ankara, Turkey. For the celebration, a dinner was organized, and all chapter members were invited. Before dinner, Chapter President Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), discussed the chapter's current plans and activities, and he told the story of how the chapter was founded. The president then presented plaques to ASELSAN Inc., Cahit Erikci, Cengiz Ergeneman, Ismet Atalar, Mahmut Karadeniz, Mehmet Zaim, Ugur Karavelioglu and Suat Bengur, who have been members for 25 years.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/25/2014
Guest speakers at the opening session of the TAI Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and Exposition in November include (l-r): Huseyin Baysak, general secretary of SaSaD; Ismail Demir, undersecretary for Defense Industries of MND; university students, Onuralp Cakan, Emre Erbuga and Eren Durkaya, who are members of ITU model satellite team; Nezir Erturk, general manager, Otonom Technology; Vance Hilderman, director of global services, Vector Software; and Kivilcim Ozaner, UZAYTEM, Ondokuz Mayis. The 7th TAI Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and Exposition was organized by Electronic Valley, the premier Web portal for electronics sectors in Turkey with the support of the chapter and other organizations. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) was the main sponsor of the event. This event was held at the Middle East Technical University Cultural and Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey. The main goal of the seminar is to create a unique environment to share knowledge and experience in the fields of aviation/aerospace and defense technologies by bringing together key players from the government, industry, academia and various think tanks. The event featured 23 presentations, 15 technical workshops and 2 short courses with the participation of more than 700 people from the Turkish aviation and avionics sectors. During the seminar, the chapter's booth was visited by several participants in the exhibition hall, where 44 companies exhibited.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/03/2014
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president (l), and Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary, are at the chapter booth at the November seminar. The second Land Systems Seminar and Exposition in November was organized by the Turkish Defense News Group with support from the chapter and other organizations. The event, which drew more than 600 people, was held at the METU CCC in Ankara, Turkey. The seminar's main goal was to increase common knowledge and share experiences by bringing together key players from the government, military, industry and academia who are interested in military land systems. At this event, 36 presentations were made in six different sessions. Thirty-two companies exhibited. Many participants visited the chapter's booth in the exhibition hall, and a presentation was provided in the opening session to promote AFCEA International and the Turkiye Chapter. Participants were also encouraged to join AFCEA.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/31/2014
AFCEA executives visiting ASELSAN in March are (top row, l-r) Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Mustafa Erturk, international marketing director, ASELSAN; Maj. Gen. Klaus Peter Treche, GEAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe; (front row, l-r) Lt. Gen. John R. (Bob) Wood, USA (Ret.), executive vice president, AFCEA International; Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Kent Schneider, president and chief executive officer, AFCEA International; Cengiz Ergeneman, general manager, ASELSAN; and Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president, AFCEA Southeast Europe. AFCEA International and AFCEA Europe executives visited the chapter in Ankara in March. The team began by visiting ASELSAN, which is a major supporter of the chapter and a founder company. A meeting was held with chapter members, introducing the chapter's activities, plans and shortcomings. Kent Schneider, president and chief executive officer for AFCEA International, addressed the audience, explaining AFCEA International's new strategies and expectations from chapters. Following his presentation, the deputy undersecretary for defense industries of the Turkish Ministry of Defense responsible for industrialization and international affairs visited. The Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, which is the founder organization of the chapter, is responsible for developing the Turkish defense industry and conducting large-scale defense procurement activities. After the official meetings, the visit concluded with sightseeing in Ankara including the mausoleum of Ataturk, who is the found ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/19/2013
Murad Bayar, undersecretary for defense industries of the Ministry of National Defense, makes an opening speech for the International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference in November. The International Cyber Warfare and Security Conference in November was organized under the auspices of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries of the Ministry of National Defense at the Sheraton Hotel in Ankara, Turkey. The main goal of the conference was to address the key concerns in cyberspace. The event provided an opportunity to discover the emerging challenges and solutions with key experts. This conference gathered 450 participants covering military delegations, cyberdefense officials, academia, industry representatives and cyber experts from Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Finland, Hungary, Albania, Azerbaijan and South Korea. The conference covered emerging threats and challenges; the policy of leading cybernations; legal aspects; industrial perspective; new trends, developments, technologies and solutions; the next generation of cyber attacks in the field of cyberwarfare; and security. On the other hand, business-to-busin ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/06/2013
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.) (l), chapter president, and Dr. Arif E. Erkoca, chapter member, work the registration table for the November Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exposition. The 3th Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exposition was organized by Electronics Valley, the premier web portal in Turkey with the support of the chapter together with the other organizations. The event was held at the METU in Ankara, Turkey, in November. The main goal of the seminar was to increase the common knowledge and share experiences by bringing the key players who are interested in the developments in the field of military electronics from the government, military, industry and academia (including students) together. At this event, one panel, 18 presentations, six workshops and three short courses were held with the participation of more than 600 people. Thirty companies exhibited. During the seminar, AFCEA was promoted by opening a booth at the exhibition hall.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 06/30/2013
The principal of Alisofu Koyu Ilkogretim Okulu elementary school thanks the chapter for its $1,000 STEM Award, which will go toward basic tools for the science classrooms. The chapter issued a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Award for the 2012 to 2013 educational year to Alisofu Koyu Ilkogretim Okulu, a Kars Sarikamis County public school. Alisofu Koyu elementary school proudly accepted the STEM Award valued at $1,000 to fund purchasing of some basic tools for science classrooms. The school's principal expressed appreciation for the donation, noting that boosting the morale of both students and instructors is equally valuable to the award itself.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/27/2012
Members of the chapter's Steering Committee participating in the November seminar are (l-r) Yasar M. Ercan, vice president and Young AFCEAN adviser; K. Zafer Selcuk, chapter secretary; and Esra Erkan, vice president. In November, the undersecretariat for the defense industry with the Turkish Ministry of Defense hosted the first seminar series in Ankara, Turkey, concerning land systems. The chapter was one of the supporters of this very new seminar. During the seminar, the chapter's Steering Committee members introduced and promoted AFCEA activities in the exhibition hall.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 10/08/2012
Meeting together in October are (l-r) Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president for the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region; Maj. Gen. Klaus-Peter Treche, DEUAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe; Cengiz Ergeneman, general manager, ASELSAN AS; and Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president. Maj. Gen. Klaus-Peter Treche, DEUAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe, and Konstantin Zografov, regional vice president for the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region, visited the chapter in October. During their visit, the chapter also welcomed its prime corporate member ASELSAN AS, which is a major defense company in Turkish industry.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 10/08/2012
Joining together at the October seminar on naval systems are (l-r) Yasar M. Ercan, chapter vice president; Konstantin Zografov, Regional Vice President for the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region; Maj. Gen. Klaus-Peter Treche, DEUAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe; Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; and Capt. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary. The 5th Naval Systems Seminar was held in Ankara, Turkey, in October. The chapter contributed and supported the organization and attended the exhibition. Maj. Gen. Klaus-Peter Treche, DEUAF (Ret.), general manager, AFCEA Europe, and Konstantin Zografov, Regional Vice President for the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region, attended the seminar. Capt. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary, conduct a presentation about AFCEA and the chapter during the seminar.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 09/11/2012
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, makes his opening remarks at the September seminar on military electronics. In September, the chapter organized the 2nd Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exhibition in coordination with Electronic Valley, the premier Web portal for a wide spectrum of electronics sectors in Turkey, along with support from other organizations. This event was held at the METU in Ankara, Turkey. The seminar's main goal was to increase the common knowledge and share experiences by bringing together the key players from the government, military, private sectors, academia and various think tanks that are interested in developing the field of military electronics. Other event objectives included creating synergy among the related domestic and international organizations, and helping the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises to support the industry and to motivate young entrepreneurs, scientists and students in these fields. More than 650 people attended this event and 35 companies exhibited. Most of the participants are members of the Turkish defense electronic ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/08/2012
Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.) (l), chapter secretary, and Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, manage the chapter's exhibit at the TAI 6th Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and Exposition in May. Electronic Valley, the premier Web portal for electronics sectors in Turkey, organized that TAI 6th Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and Exposition with support from the chapter and several other organizations. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) was the main sponsor of the event held in May at the Middle East Technical University Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey. The purpose of the seminar was to bring key players from the government, military, industry and academia together. Its goal was to accelerate the development of the avionics and aerospace sectors in Turkey by creating synergy among the related domestic and international organizations. More than 500 people attended the event. Most of the participants were members of the Turkish aviation and avionics sectors. During the seminar, many participants visited the chapter's exhibit hall booth, and the chapter provided a presentation to promote AFCEA International.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 09/12/2011
Gathering at the seminar in September are (l-r) Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Dr. Ivano Soliani, chief executive officer, Soliani EMC, and member of the Rome Chapter; Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; and M. Yasar Ercan, chapter board of directors. In September, the chapter partnered with Electronics Valley, a web portal for a wide spectrum of electronics sectors in Turkey, along with several other organizations to host the Military Electronics Systems Seminar and Exposition. This event was held at the Middle East Technical University Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey. The seminar's main goal was to increase the common knowledge and shared experiences by bringing together key players from the government, military, industry, academia and various think tanks who are interested in developments in the field of military electronics.

The other event objectives were to create synergy among the related domestic and international organizations; to help the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises; to support industry; and to motivate young entrepreneurs, scientists and students in these fields. More than 200 people attended the event. Most of the participants were members of the Turkish defense electronics industry. ... READ MORE

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/08/2011
Promoting AFCEA at the chapter's exhibit in March are Esra Erkan (l), chapter board member, and Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president. In March, the chapter co-hosted the 5th Aviation and Avionics Systems Seminar and Exposition with Electronic Valley, the premier web portal for a wide spectrum of electronics sectors in Turkey, and several other organizations. The event, held at the Middle East Technical University Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey, brought together key players from the government, military, industry, academia and various think tanks. It aimed to accelerate the development of the avionics and aerospace sectors in Turkey by creating synergy among the related domestic and international companies and institutions; to help the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises to support the industry; and to motivate young entrepreneurs, scientists and students in these fields. More than 500 people attended the event. Most of the participants were members of the Turkish aviation and avionics sectors. During the seminar, the chapter gave a presentation and hosted a booth to promote AFCEA.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/23/2011
In January, the chapter held its 21st general committee meeting at the Aselsan Incorporated facilities in Ankara, Turkey. At the meeting, the committee discussed and unanimously accepted the Chapter Annual Report for 2010 and the Chapter Activity Plan and budget for 2011. In addition, members of the board of directors for 2011 were unanimously elected and installed by the committee. The chapter's new board of directors includes: Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Erdinc Oguz, vice president for activities and events and treasurer; Esra Erkan, vice president for member and chapter services; and M. Yasar Ercan, Young AFCEAN adviser and vice president for promotion. The chapter's board of auditors includes Y.Suat Bengur, Zafer Dokuzoglu and Col. Yasar Kose, TUA (Ret.).

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/21/2010
Capt. K. Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary, addresses board members at the February meeting. The chapter held its annual board meeting in February and selected a new steering committee and board of auditors for 2010. Chapter president Col I. Bora Büyükoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, addressed the attendees following the elections and discussed upcoming chapter activities.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/06/2009
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, presents a plaque commemorating the chapter's 20th anniversary to Brig. Gen. Aytekin Ziylan, TUA (Ret.), former chapter president, in December.
In December, the chapter celebrated its 20th anniversary. Current and former members were invited to a dinner, where Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, summarized the chapter's history and its current plans and activities. Sedat Cilingir, one of the chapter's founding members, explained how the chapter was founded in 1989. The colonel presented commemorative plaques to Cilingir and founding members Dr. Mahmut Karadeniz; Ergun Bora; Col. Yasar Kose, TUA (Ret.); and Brig. Gen. Aytekin Ziylan, TUA (Ret.); and Col. Yalcin Onyuru, TUA (Ret.), former chapter presidents. Representatives from corporate members ASELSAN, GATE Elektronik, TARGET and SunAir also were recognized.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/26/2009
Col. I. Bora Buyukoner, TUA (Ret.), provides the opening remarks for the course, held in February. In February, the chapter held a professional development course, "Military Satellite Communications in a Net-Centric Environment." James A. Mazzei served as the course instructor. Thirty-five engineers from the military, government, industry and academia attended.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/22/2009
During the February meeting, Col. Erdogan Ezbiderli, TUA (Ret.) (c), allows Esra Erkan (l) and Lt. Col. Yucel Kuru, TUA (Ret.), to present the 2008 annual report. During the chapter's February meeting, the 2008 annual report, the chapter activity plan and the 2009 budget were finalized. The 2009 chapter officers also were sworn in. New officers included Col. I. Bora Büyüköner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Erdinc Oguz, chapter treasurer and vice president for activities and events; Esra Erkan, chapter vice president for membership and chapter services; and M. Yasar Ercan, chapter vice president for promotions and Young AFCEAN adviser. Members of the board of auditors include Y. Suat Bengur, Zafer Dokuzoglu and Col. Yasar Kose, TUA (Ret.).

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/18/2008
Col. Yalç1n Önyürü, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, thanks members of the general assembly for their contributions during his opening remarks at the February meeting. In February the chapter held its 18th general assembly meeting at Aselsan Incorporated facilities in Ankara, Turkey. At the meeting, the chapter annual report for 2007 and chapter activity plan and budget for 2008 were discussed and unanimously accepted. Also, chapter officers for 2008 were unanimously elected and installed by members of the assembly. The officers include Col. I.Bora Büyüköner, TUA (Ret.), chapter president; Capt. Kamil Zafer Selçuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter secretary; Erdinç Oguz, vice president for activities and events; Esra Erkan, vice president for members and chapter services; and Burak Çelik, chapter treasurer and Young AFCEAN advisor. Members of the Board of Auditors of AFCEA Türkiye Chapter are: Y.Suat Bengür, Col. Yasar Köse, TUA (Ret.), and Zafer Dokuzolu.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/18/2007
At the February meeting of the Turkiye Chapter general assembly, chapters officers were unanimously elected and installed by members. The general assembly of the Türkiye Chapter met in February at Aselsan Inc. facilities in Ankara, Turkey. At the meeting, the annual chapter report for 2006 and chapter activity plan and budget for 2007 were discussed and unanimously accepted. Additionally, members of the chapter officers (BODs) for 2007 were unanimously elected and installed by members of the assembly.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/01/2006
At the December conference, Col. Yalcin Onyuru, TUA (Ret.), chapter president, AFCEA Turkiye Chapter (r), presents a AFCEA life member certificate to Brig. Gen. Aytekin Ziylan, TUA (Ret.), who is chapters honorary president. The Turkiye Chapter hosted a conference at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Headquarters in December called 'Free Software: Pardus Operating System.' Associate Professor Dr. Erkan Tekman, working as a Pardus project manager at the TUBITAK National Research Institute of Electronics And Cryptology (UEKAE) was the guest speaker. Tekman introduced the background and the key points of the free software approach, including the terminology and the phases of the Linux based Pardus Operating System (OS) project. He also gave some examples regarding the applications of Pardus OS loaded on a computer.
Approximately 160 AFCEA members and representatives from Turkish General Staff; Ministry of National Defense; Land, Naval, Air Force and Gendarme Commands; Army Signal School; universities; defense industry; and information technology companies attended the conference.
At the end of the event, Chapter Honorary President Brig. Gen. Aytekin Ziylan, TUA (Re ... READ MORE


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