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Military power of Japan and Turkey

Country: Japan Turkey
Capital: Tokyo Ankara
Population: 126 880 000 79 814 871
Area: 377 944 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 685 862
Reserve personnel: 56 100 407 122
Available for military: 27 301 443 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 7 947
Total artillery: 1 179 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 226 1 087
Rocket artillery: 99 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 154 49
Multirole aircraf: 134 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 606

Navy

Total naval: 129 145
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 6 9
Submarines: 17 12

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

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.