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Turkish Armed forces

Turkey
Capital: Ankara
Area: 783 562 km2
Population: 79 814 871
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Military budget
18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP
2,2
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
Military branches: (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri) Turkish Land Forces (Turk Kara Kuvvetleri), Turkish Naval Forces (Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri; includes naval air and naval infantry), Turkish Air Forces (Turk Hava Kuvvetleri).

Military service age and obligation: 21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.
Active personnel
685 862
Reserve personnel
407 122
Available for military
21 079 077

Land Forces

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.
Tanks
2 435
AFVs
7 947
Total artillery
2 546
Self-propelled guns
1 087
Rocket artillery
462
Current equipment main models

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Akrep370
-Kirpi420
-LAV-150124
-Ejder50
-Arma-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M44T164
-M52T362
-M10736
-M110219
-MKE Yavuz T-155-

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-J-600T Yıldırım20
-MGM-140 ATACMS120
-T-107100
-T-30080

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.
Total aircraft
1 351
Fighters
49
Multirole aircraft
245
Attack aircraft
0
Helicopters
606
Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-F-4 Phantom II49

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-AH-1 SuperCobra6
-OH-58 Kiowa3
-TH-55 Osage28
-Bell UH-1 Huey63
-Agusta-Bell AB-212 ASW12
-Eurocopter AS33220

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval
145
Aircraft carriers
0
Destroyers
0
Frigates
16
Corvettes
9
Submarines
12
Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Yavuz-class4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Burak-class6

Submarines