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Military power of North Korea and Turkey

Country: North Korea Turkey
Capital: Pyongyang Ankara
Population: 24 895 000 79 814 871
Area: 120 540 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 600 000 407 122
Available for military: 6 515 279 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 7 947
Total artillery: 13 000 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 1 087
Rocket artillery: 5 000 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 349 49
Multirole aircraf: 35 245
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 606

Navy

Total naval: 525 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 16
Corvettes: 6 9
Submarines: 75 12

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary 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.