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Military power of South Korea and Turkey

Country: South Korea Turkey
Capital: Seoul Ankara
Population: 51 446 201 79 814 871
Area: 100 210 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 407 122
Available for military: 13 185 794 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 7 947
Total artillery: 5 958 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 1 087
Rocket artillery: 214 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 151 49
Multirole aircraf: 265 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 606

Navy

Total naval: 151 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 16
Corvettes: 16 9
Submarines: 15 12

Military service

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are 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.