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Military power of Spain and Turkey

Country: Spain Turkey
Capital: Madrid Ankara
Population: 46 439 864 79 814 871
Area: 505 990 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,6% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 204 692 685 862
Reserve personnel: 16 200 407 122
Available for military: 11 759 557 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 327 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 530 7 947
Total artillery: 239 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 96 1 087
Rocket artillery: 0 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 533 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 48 49
Multirole aircraf: 86 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 179 606

Navy

Total naval: 54 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 3 12

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

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.