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Military power of Israel and Turkey

Country: Israel Turkey
Capital: Jerusalem Ankara
Population: 8 238 300 79 814 871
Area: 20 770 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: Israel military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 176 500 685 862
Reserve personnel: 445 000 407 122
Available for military: 1 797 960 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 170 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 7 947
Total artillery: 1 522 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 614 1 087
Rocket artillery: 48 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 789 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 52 49
Multirole aircraf: 343 245
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 203 606

Navy

Total naval: 74 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 3 9
Submarines: 5 12

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.