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Military power of Greece and Turkey

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Country: Greece Turkey
Capital: Athens Ankara
Population: 10 846 979 79 814 871
Area: 131 990 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2,2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 143 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 216 000 407 122
Available for military: 2 535 174 21 079 077

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Land Forces

Tanks: 1 353 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 400 7 947
Total artillery: 1 162 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 547 1 087
Rocket artillery: 152 462

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 620 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 0 49
Multirole aircraf: 198 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 268 606

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Navy

Total naval: 99 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 13 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 11 12

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Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.

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.