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Military power of Germany and Turkey

Country: Germany Turkey
Capital: Berlin Ankara
Population: 82 175 700 79 814 871
Area: 357 168 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Germany military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 685 862
Reserve personnel: 40 000 407 122
Available for military: 18 529 299 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 7 947
Total artillery: 441 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 149 1 087
Rocket artillery: 50 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 125 49
Multirole aircraf: 93 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 380 606

Navy

Total naval: 64 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 10 16
Corvettes: 5 9
Submarines: 6 12

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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.