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Military power of China and Turkey

Country: China Turkey
Capital: Beijing Ankara
Population: 1 373 541 278 79 814 871
Area: 9 596 961 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 510 000 407 122
Available for military: 385 821 101 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 7 947
Total artillery: 9 726 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 1 087
Rocket artillery: 1 770 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 49
Multirole aircraf: 567 245
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 606

Navy

Total naval: 749 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 16
Corvettes: 32 9
Submarines: 73 12

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Turkey

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.