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PDPL Clarification Text


As The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), we attach utmost importance to the security and confidentiality of your personal data. Acting as the "Data Controller" within the scope of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 (PDPL); this information text has been prepared in order to clarify that the responsibilities such as the collection, storage, processing, transfer of personal data in accordance with the legislation, the duration of storage, the data subjects' rights and other responsibilities applied in accordance with the legal provisions.


TÜBİTAK can process personal data in order to carry out its activities and in accordance with the principles and procedures prescribed by the PDPL and other related laws and regulations. Personal data related to our stakeholders can be collected directly or indirectly by TÜBİTAK units, website, social media etc. through written, oral or electronic means. Personal data obtained within the scope of the PDPL can be processed for the purposes listed below:

  • Maintaining activities in line with the founding objectives set out in TÜBİTAK's Law on the Establishment of TÜBİTAK,
  • Meeting information and other requests from public institutions and organizations and relevant stakeholders in a timely manner,
  • Full and proper performance of contractual and legal obligations
  • Follow-up of financial and/or accounting affairs,
  • Execution of legal proceedings and follow-up of legal processes,
  • Planning of human resources processes and execution of activities,
  • Planning, auditing and execution of information and information security processes,
  • Performing quality and standard inspections and improvements,
  • Ensuring the security of the institution and personnel,
  • Ensuring coordination in processes related to visitors and meeting participants,
  • Developing and diversifying the support and services provided,
  • Evaluating and responding to suggestions/wishes/complaints and requests to be conveyed by the stakeholders and visitors of the institution through all kinds of channels, and to carry out improvement studies in accordance with the notifications.


As expressed in Articles 5 and 6 of the Law:

  • In cases where the explicit consent of the data subject is necessary, explicit consent of the data subject,
  • If it is clearly envisaged in the laws,
  • If processing of personal data belonging to the parties of a contract is necessary directly for the establishment or performance of a contract,
  • If it is compulsory for the data controller to fulfill its legal obligations,
  • If data processing is mandatory for the establishment, exercise or protection of a right,
  • If it is mandatory to process personal data for the legitimate interests of the data controller, provided that it does not harm the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, etc. and within the framework of Article 234 (t) of the Decree Law No. 4 of the Presidency, as well as the duties and powers given therein;

Personal data is collected in accordance with the provisions of Articles 5, 6, and 8 of the Law through call centers, cameras and sound recordings, application forms, website membership and contact forms, the internet, mobile applications, website newsletters registration forms, cookies, social media and other publicly available media, or through training sessions, meetings, organizations, and similar events, from the data subjects, third parties including solution partners with whom TÜBİTAK cooperates or has a 2/3 relationship within the scope of communication and/or establishment of legal relations with TÜBİTAK, and legal authorities. Personal data collected through these methods can be processed and transferred for the purposes specified in Article 2 of this text within the framework of the conditions for processing personal data and processing of special categories of personal data stipulated by the Law.


In case of transferring the collected personal data into and out of the country, TÜBİTAK acts in accordance with the provisions defined in Articles 8 and 9 of the Law. In order for TÜBİTAK to carry out its services more effectively and fulfill legal requirements, in mandatory cases, within the scope of relevant laws, regulations and protocols, authorized public institutions and organizations in the country, law enforcement, courts and enforcement offices, legally authorized private legal persons, related third parties. parties, natural and legal persons, service providers and their officials, project partners, suppliers and support service providers.


In accordance with Article 11 of the Law, the data subjects who apply to TÜBİTAK have the following rights:

  • To learn whether their personal data has been processed or not,
  • To request information regarding the processing of their personal data if it has been processed,
  • To learn the purpose of the processing of their personal data and whether they are used in accordance with this purpose,
  • To know the third parties to whom their personal data has been transferred within the country,
  • To request the correction of their personal data in case they are incomplete or incorrect, and to demand that the third parties to whom their personal data has been transferred be notified of such correction,
  • To request the deletion, destruction or anonymization of their personal data if the reasons requiring the processing of their personal data have ceased to exist in accordance with the purpose, duration, and legitimacy principles, and to demand that the third parties to whom their personal data has been transferred be notified of such deletion, destruction or anonymization,
  • To object to a result that is against them if their personal data is analyzed through automated systems,
  • To demand the compensation for damages in case their personal data is processed unlawfully and they suffer harm.


You can personally send your requests within the scope of Article 11 of the KVKK "regulating the rights of the data subject" to the address of TUBITAK Tunisia Caddesi No:80 06100 Kavaklıdere / Ankara, by attaching the documents identifying the identity information in accordance with the "Communiqué on the Procedures and Principles of Application to the Data Controller" or you can send it to this address with a secure electronic signature. The person concerned must clearly and comprehensibly state the requested issue in the application to be made to use the above-mentioned rights. Information and documents related to the application must be attached to the application. 3 / 3 Applications to be made within this scope will be accepted following the identity verification to be made by us, and your requests regarding your rights will be finalized as soon as possible and within 30 (thirty) days at the latest, depending on the nature of the request. In the event that the application is answered in writing or through recording media such as CD and flash memory, the processing fee specified in Article 7 of the "Communiqué on Application Procedures and Principles to the Data Controller" may be charged. You can reach TÜBİTAK via the contact information given below.

Presidential Address: TÜBİTAK Tunus Avenue No: 80 06100 Kavaklıdere / Ankara

Telephone: 0312 468 5300

Fax: 0 312 427 6817



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(SGE) Cyber Security Institute

The Cyber Security Institute, which was established to carry out studies to increase the national cyber security capacity, carries out research and development activities in the field of cyber security; carries out solutions-oriented projects for military institutions, public institutions and organizations and the private sector.

The main fields of activity of our institute, which has made a significant contribution to the creation of cyber security knowledge and tactical infrastructure in our country with many successful projects to date, are secure software development, penetration tests and vulnerability analysis.

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(IZE) Artificial Intelligence Institute

Artificial Intelligence Institute is the first institute established within the scope of TUBITAK centers and institutes, which cuts the sectors and research fields horizontally and focuses directly on the emerging technology field. For this reason, it constitutes an innovative model in terms of both the open innovation and co-development approach of the institute and its focus on emerging technology.

Artificial Intelligence Institute aims to develop core technologies in the field of artificial intelligence and bring these innovations from the forefront of science to the use of the industry as soon as possible. Focusing on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, it will continue to play its part in pioneering efforts to create and sustain artificial intelligence-based innovation, growth and productivity in Turkey. Working with industry and public institutions in Turkey, together with other organizations within the artificial intelligence ecosystem, spreading the use of artificial intelligence and increasing the workforce specialized in this field are among its primary goals.



By joining TÜBİTAK BİLGEM as a Researcher, you can contribute to developments in the fields of information technology, information security, and advanced electronics. You'll have the opportunity to make your mark on innovations, closely follow advancements, enhance your skills, and shape your future by advancing in your career.

You can apply to our currently open positions through the TÜBİTAK Job Application System .

Application Conditions

Conditions for Job Application:

  • Foreign language proficiency: Attaining appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Fulfilling specific requirements stated in the announcement (such as undergraduate department, years of experience, expertise, etc.).
  • Satisfying the formula score:

For Candidates with Less than 3 Years of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20


For Candidates with 3 Years and More of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + 5*[1 / (1 + e^(5 - years of experience) ) ] + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


Competence Centers

Candidate Researcher

Students in the 3rd and 4th years of relevant engineering departments at universities can apply to our Part-Time Candidate Researcher positions through our Job Application System at By doing so, they can gain work experience at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM during their university years.

This program does not have an end date. Candidate Researcher personnel working part-time during their university period can seamlessly transition to full-time employment as Researcher personnel at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM without interrupting their career journey after graduating from the undergraduate program.

Application Conditions

Conditions for the Candidate Researcher Program:

  • Being a 3rd or 4th-year student in the relevant departments specified in the announcements at universities.
  • Foreign language proficiency: Achieving appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Satisfying the formula score:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000/University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


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TÜBİTAK BİLGEM builds its basic strategy for the future on qualified knowledge and qualified people focused on national targets in the research, technology development and innovation ecosystem.

Starting from the understanding that "the most important resource of a country is generally people, specifically scientists," TÜBİTAK encourages and supports our youth from an early age. In this context, providing young minds with early exposure to technology production is crucial for the success of our National Technology Move. Accordingly, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students from universities every year.

You can follow internship announcements and submit your applications through the Career Gateway at

You can access frequently asked questions about internships at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM from here. 

Application Conditions
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate (2nd year and above) and associate degree programs in departments offering education in universities and conducting insurance procedures through the higher education institution to which they are affiliated can benefit from the internship opportunity.
  • For undergraduate and associate degree students, a minimum Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 out of 4 is required. The GPA of candidates with a 100-point system is converted to a 4-point system based on the "Conversion Table of Grades from the 4-Point System to the 100-Point System" published by the Higher Education Council.
  • There is no requirement for a foreign language certificate during the internship application process.
  • Students enrolled in departments such as Forensic Computing Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer and Informatics, Computer and Software Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Control Engineering, Control and Computer Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, or Software Engineering in universities can apply for internships.

Internship applications are accepted between December and January, and the internship period covers June, July, and August.



Scholar assignments are made for research and development activities for undergraduate, master's, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers. In our center, scholars are appointed for practical purposes in externally funded, TARAL, or European Union projects.

You can contact us via the email address to apply to be a scholar.
Application Conditions

(1) The conditions for undergraduate scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  •  Being a student continuing undergraduate education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding foreign language preparatory students).
  • Having a weighted cumulative GPA for previous years, excluding preparatory years, based on the university's grading system, which satisfies the formula score and foreign language requirements in the recruitment criteria.
  • Completing at least the first semester of the first year of undergraduate education.
  • Having a GPA of "+3.00" and a University Placement Exam Ranking of "10,000 ≥" for undergraduate general average.
  • For foreign students placed in Turkish universities without taking the ÖSYM exam or for those who completed undergraduate education through exams such as Vertical Transfer Exam, the lowest university placement ranking of the department from the year the candidate started the undergraduate program is considered in the ranking formula.

(2) The conditions for master's degree scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing master's degree education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a master's degree in the project's field of responsibility.

(3) The conditions for doctoral students in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing doctoral education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a doctorate in the project's field of responsibility or conducting a doctorate in areas determined within the framework of the YÖK-TÜBİTAK Doctoral Program Project Collaboration Protocol. (Students in medical specialization and artistic proficiency are accepted as doctoral students.)

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.