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TURKIYE CHAPTER - 04/06/2022
Brig.Gen. Cemal Alagoz (Ret.) addresses the participants of the April webinar The chapter held a webinar on The Importance of Consortia in the Defense Industry. Due to the feasibility of high-cost and high-tech projects and the lifetime logistics costs, the needs and technological competencies of friendly and allied countries are united by establishing a consortium. In this way, not only will the projects be accomplished, but the industries of these countries will get to know each others capabilities more closely, providing a chance to act together in the future. Participants in the webinar examined this method, which is widely applied (especially in NATO-member countries). They also discussed how this method enables countries to have state-of-the-art systems and gain capabilities for their own countries in the future.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/16/2022
Kamil Bayar, VIA Management Consulting, presents design-focused thinking to the participants in the March webinar. In March, participants enjoyed the webinar on "Design-Oriented Thinking and Management.' The webinar presented the general approach, concept and managerial practices of design thinking, which is one of the important methods of developing differentiation strategies, especially in today's business world, where fierce competition has constantly increased in recent years. Today's companies are evaluated from a wide perspective, both from employers and employees, from a strategic and managerial point of view, in the professional corporate business life of design-oriented thinking. The webinar analyzed the advantages design-oriented thinking provides in areas such as retail management, planning, development of sales, marketing and brand strategies, and management of institutionalization projects.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/16/2022
Brig.General Cemal Alagoz (Ret.) addresses the participants during the February webinar. In February, the chapter hosted a webinar on "Configuration-Based Logistics Support." Webinar participants and presenters established that unless the logistic support of multi-unit systems, the production of which takes many years, is based on configuration, the spare parts that keep the system afloat cannot be used effectively either physically or functionally and will remain idle in warehouses. The presenters emphasized that to avoid such a negative situation, in line with the feedback from the manufacturer and the user, the engineering changes that have been proposed before production, during production and even during use should be closely followed. These changes should be recorded and audited. For this purpose, the Configuration Management Plan should be specified in the annex of the production contracts and carefully implemented.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/16/2022
After the January meeting, chapter officers and members pose for a photo. The chapter held its annual assembly meeting at the facilities of prime corporate member ASELSAN AS. At the meeting, the activity and financial reports of the previous year were discussed. Chapter officers for the Steering and Audit committees were selected for the new year. In addition, the budget and activity plan proposals for the 2022 fiscal year were discussed and decided by members.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/02/2021
Col. Selcuk Cirak, Turkish army (Ret.), addresses participants in the webinar about The chapter held a webinar on "Drone Threat and RF Measures" in December. Significant contributions have been made to the perspective on unmanned aerial vehicles and countermeasures, where the advantages of technological developments have become an important threat especially in asymmetric warfare.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 10/07/2021
Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter president (r), and Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.), chapter vice president, present a memento of their visit to SDT Inc. and Ömer Korkut, general manager (c). In October, chapter officers visited SDT Space & Defence Technologies Inc. The local defense company SDT Inc. has been developing indigenous software, hardware and integrated solutions for defense, space and aviation areas since 2005.

SDT Inc. possesses special expertise in radar-electronic warfare signal processing, image processing/pattern recognition, embedded software systems, avionic systems, land system electronic units, radio frequency jammer systems, satellite technologies and simulation and training systems.

During the visit, officers introduced AFCEA International and explained the opportunities provided to corporate members.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 06/26/2021
In June, the chapter hosted the webinar, "Can We See the Mathematics Behind Aircraft Design?" This was the second webinar of the month presented by Maj. Musa Yildirim (Ret.). The webinar was user-friendly and not bogged down in concepts and technical terms. Attendees learned the mathematics behind aircraft design and discovered the pervasive nature of mathematics.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 06/12/2021
In June, participants enjoyed the talk on "War Strategies in Residential Areas" presented by Suat Begec, associate professor, University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. In the webinar, specific characteristics of the "Residential Area Operation Environment" were explained. This operation has gained importance where future wars could take place and also addresses various military needs and strategies.

The presenter, who was a commanding officer in the past, shared his experiences gained from peacekeeping missions abroad and made statements about the needs of the soldiers who will serve in the future wars.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/29/2021
In May, the chapter organized a webinar on "Space Technologies and Homeland Security." At the beginning of the webinar, a brief introduction about space technologies was given by Alim Rustem Aslan, professor and head of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. This was followed by an explanation of history and current developments in space studies within Turkey. Aslan also emphasized the relationship between space technologies and national security and explained the importance of the space technologies race and cooperation in the world. The webinar concluded with the participants asking and answering questions in accordance with the principle of increasing shared knowledge.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/15/2021
Yigit Akkus, associate professor of mechanical engineering, ASELSAN AS, addresses participants during the May webinar. In May, the chapter organized a webinar on "The Future of Electronic Cooling: Nano-Scale Passive Heat Dissipaters."

During the webinar, Yigit Akkus, associate professor of mechanical engineering, ASELSAN AS, presented the latest developments in manufacturing techniques, the production of capillary channels in nano and ångström scales and the production of nanoscale heat dissipaters. Akkus also discussed the importance of molecular/atomic-level simulation studies developed to investigate the advantages of using nanoscale passive heat dissipaters in electronic cooling, especially for chip-level cooling.

Chapter members listened with pleasure to this technology conversation, which many industry stakeholders and doyens attended as well as university students. The chapter thanked Akkus for his presentation and ASELSAN AS management for its support.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 05/01/2021
May's webinar focused on the determination of requirements and the prioritization procedures in the Turkish Armed Forces. The participants also examined the effects of long-term procurement programs, supply procedures, and the urgent needs for development of the defense industry. Presenters emphasized the role of alliances in the requirement determination and development of defense systems and the importance of interaction with defense industry companies during the requirement assessment phase. Many stakeholders and doyens of the sector as well as young university students participated in this lengthy and informative webinar.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 04/03/2021
In April, the chapter organized a webinar on 5G Technology & Applications in Vertical Sectors. In the webinar, participants discussed general information about civil mobile communication technologies and the place of 5G among mobile communication technologies and its differences from other technologies. In addition, attendees explained new ways of doing business and capabilities that will come into our lives with 5G. Presenters also provided information about the progress of 5G installations in the country and in the world, activities of the manufacturers and the current situation as well as current studies and future predictions regarding the use of 5G in the military field.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/27/2021
In March, Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter president, addresses the audience during the General Assembly Meeting. In March, the chapter held an Annual General Assembly meeting at the ASELSAN AS premises. ASELSAN AS is a prime corporate member of the chapter located in Ankara. The Chapter Annual Report of 2020 was presented to the participants and the chapter officers were selected. Also, the chapter approved a budget for 2021 during the meeting. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret), founder of the Turkish Defense Industry News Group, for his cooperation with the chapter.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/20/2021
In March, the chapter organized a webinar on "STINGER Project, Achievements and Lessons Learned." Brig. Gen. Cemal Alagoz (Ret.), who worked in weapons, ammunitions and rocket projects during his working life, presented the advantages and benefits of the consortiums. He also explained the acquisition processes of facilities such as ROKETSAN and ASELSAN MGEO, which are among the leading organizations of the defense industry today, within the scope of the STINGER project. In addition, he discussed the issues experienced during the preparation and execution of international contracts. The chapter is pleased that young members, as well as doyens experienced in the defense industry, showed interest in the interview.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 03/06/2021
In March, Capt. Oguz Tanir, TUN (Ret.), the chapter's guest speaker, explained that designing and building military ships and/or surface crafts in accordance with a technical specification is an issue that must be managed precisely and carefully and has a significant impact on the efficiency of defense systems. He also emphasized that choosing the most suitable design among many alternatives and making sure the design process will fully meet the operational needs is a multi-criteria decision-making problem. Finally, the guest speaker laid out the most appropriate design in the defense industry as well as research and development activities for the systems needed in the design process.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/20/2021
At the February conference presented by Col. Ercan Ertureten (Ret.), one of the Turkish defense industry doyen, opinions were expressed on how the defense industry could be more effective. Also, ideas were shared on what both procurement authorities and main contractors should do to utilize the lessons learned from the past. The chapter is pleased to see young engineers and university students participating in the conference together with elder doyens of the Turkish defense industry.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/13/2021
The chapter held a virtual general assembly meeting to inform the members about activities of 2020, since regular general assembly meetings were banned due to the epidemic. At the meeting, the 2020 activity and budget reports and the audit board report were presented to the members. In addition, members were given information about the regulation of written general assembly decisions. In the last part of the meeting, members received details about the efficient execution of chapter activities.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/09/2021
(From l-r) Zekeriyya Sahin, director, SST Electronics and Software Design, ASELSAN; Erdinc Oguz; Kamil Zafer Selcuk, chapter president; Behcet Karatas, deputy general manager, ASELSAN, and sector president, DST; Serhat Hilmi Bizimtuna; and Seyfettin Sunger met in February at the offices of corporate member ASELSAN. In February, chapter officers visited Behcet Karatas, deputy general manager, ASELSAN, and sector president, DST. Zekeriyya Sahin, director, SST Electronics and Software Design, ASELSAN, also attended the meeting. The attendees discussed indigenous designs and developments of corporate member ASELSAN, especially in naval systems, and the success of contracts abroad. Also, officers provided AFCEA corporate news information to corporate members and discussed how to utilize and maximize corporate news benefits.

ASELSAN is the leading defense electronics company in Turkiye's defense industry and is listead as one of the top 50 defense companies in the world.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 02/06/2021
At the February conference, Maj. Musa Yildirim (Ret.), author of the book "Science Touching Life - The Deep Meaning of Mathematics," talked about the meaning and the scope of mathematics education and its place in the community. Participants also discussed how to improve mathematics education. The chapter was pleased that young people, as well as doyen teachers, showed an interest in this conference.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/23/2021
In January, the Chapter held a video conference on Defense Industry Insights. During the conference, participants explained and evaluated the history and historical effects of the defense industry; technologies and the milestones of the Turkish Defense Industry history; and the problems faced by the defense industry today. The chapter is pleased that its young members, as well as the doyens who have served in the sector, showed interest in the conference.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/12/2021
(From l-r) Serhat Bizimtuna, chapter secretary; Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.), chapter president; Yalcin Onyuru, founder and CEO of TARGET AS, Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.), chapter vice president, meet in January. Chapter officers visited the corporate member TARGET AS. Yalcin Onyuru, founder and CEO, stated that on the 45th anniversary of the company, he donated 45 percent of the company shares to the young employees he trained. TARGET has been a corporate member for 30 years almost from the establishment of the chapter. TARGET has been one of the pioneers in the Turkish defense industry, since 1975 and over the course of time, they have grown their business to include 40 local and foreign companies, providing a wide range of solutions with the latest products and technologies, along with offering reliable services.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 01/04/2021
Rear Adm. Ergun Mengi (Ret.), addresses participants in the video conference in January. In the video conference presented by Rear Adm. Ergun Mengi (Ret.), the economic and strategic importance of the seas was emphasized first. Historical developments in the Turkish maritime, especially the breakthroughs in the Ataturk period, were explained. In addition, recommendations were made regarding what needs to be done to become a maritime nation.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 12/12/2020
In December, webinar participants discuss effects of COVID-19 on the defense sector. During the December virtual event, Arda Mevlutoglu introduced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over the global and local defense sectors. He also discussed expectations in near, medium and long-term effects of the epidemic on the sector. In addition to the threats posed by the pandemic in the sector, the group discussed opportunities.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/29/2020
In November, members gather via video conference to celebrate the chapter's 31st anniversary. In November, the chapter organized a virtual meeting with the participation of members for the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the chapter. Former chapter presidents Ismet Bora Buyukoner and Yalcin Onyuru addressed the participants. Also Professor Emeritus Tuncer Oren shared his memories and visions. Participation of the young members in the meeting has been promising for our future.

TURKIYE CHAPTER - 11/25/2020
In November, HAVELSAN General Manager Mehmet Akif Nacar (c) presents an aircraft simulator mock-up to Chapter President Capt. Kamil Zafer Selcuk, TUN (Ret.) (r), and Chapter Vice President Capt. Zafer Betoner, TUN (Ret.).
In November, chapter members visited HAVELSAN General Manager Mehmet Akif Nacar. During the meeting, the participants provided general information about AFCEA as an organization, member benefits and events.

HAVELSAN A.S. is one of the leading institutions of the Turkish defense industry in information technologies and simulators. Considered one of Turkey's largest technology companies, HAVELSAN is a leading brand in the international market with its experience, expert employees, advanced software-intensive solutions and products.

HAVELSAN offers turnkey solutions to its customers by bringing together the products of companies that produce technology in the defense, security, informatics sectors and business ecosystem.

HAVELSAN's core competencies are in software-intensive systems, including command, control and defense technologies; education and simulation technologies; information and communication technologies; homeland security and cybersecurity solutions.READ MORE

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.



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