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Military power of Iran and Turkey

Country: Iran Turkey
Capital: Tehran Ankara
Population: 78 192 200 79 814 871
Area: 1 648 195 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 407 122
Available for military: 23 619 215 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 7 947
Total artillery: 5 383 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 320 1 087
Rocket artillery: 1 493 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 151 49
Multirole aircraf: 88 245
Attack aircraft: 49 0
Helicopters: 324 606

Navy

Total naval: 406 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 16
Corvettes: 3 9
Submarines: 40 12

Military service

Iran

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from 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.