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E-Identity Project – TR Identity Card Project


The aim of the TR Identity Card Project is to develop a smart card-based electronic identity verification system that enables electronic authentication at different security levels, thus providing secure access to the services offered in the electronic environment.

For this purpose, the following products were developed within the scope of the project:
– Smart Card Chip (UKTUM)
– Smart Card Operating System (AKIS)
– Card Management and Management System (KYS)
– Secure Card Access Devices (KEC)
– Electronic Authentication System (EKDS)

The electronic ID card, the pilot implementation of which was successfully completed in Bolu province, contains the cardholder's identity information, digital photograph and biometric data (fingerprint, finger vein print and palm print). In addition to the identity information it contains, one of the most important features of the ID card is that it has visual and electronic security elements. The electronic security elements of the card are provided by the smart card operating system (AKİS) and the smart card integrated circuit (UKTÜM), which are developed nationally. AKİS has EAL4+ and UKTÜM has EAL5 common criteria level security certificates.

The Secure Card Access Device (KEC) has been developed to verify that the identity card is issued by an authorized institution and that the person carrying the card is actually the owner of the card for applications that provide services in electronic environment. Thanks to a Secure Access Module (GEM), also provided by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, the KEC can securely communicate with the ID card and read the biometric data of the cardholder inside the card. During the project, in order for the KEC to be produced by the industry, work was carried out with the Turkish Standards Institute to develop a four-part "Secure Card Access Devices for Turkish ID Cards" standard. For this purpose, a globally recognized protection profile approved at the level of the common criterion EAL4 was prepared and published.

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MILSEC 4 - Secure IP Terminal


While the MİLSEC-4 terminal offers an up-to-date solution for next-generation secure communication (voice, data and video) in IP networks, it provides an uninterrupted communication service by maintaining the compatibility of secure voice communication in PSTN networks with PSTN secure phones in use.

Configuration, surveillance and software update processes of MILSEC-4 terminals are carried out securely remotely using the Security Management Center (GYM). MİLSEC-4 terminal is capable of IP Network Key Loading (IPAAY) through secure communication with GYM without the need for an additional device.

MİLSEC-4 terminals are interoperable with MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones and offer the opportunity to replace MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones without interruption in the gradual transformation of PSTN networks to next generation IP networks.


  • End-to-end secure voice communication in PSTN networks
  • End-to-end secure voice, image and data transmission in IP networks
  • NATO SCIP compliance on IP networks
  • Compatibility with commercial SIP products
  • Interoperability with MILSEC1A and MILSEC2 secure phones
  • National and AES crypto algorithms
  • Remote software update
  • Easy operation with touch screen

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.