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Military power of Switzerland and Turkey

Country: Switzerland Turkey
Capital: Bern Ankara
Population: 8 306 200 79 814 871
Area: 41 285 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 80 000 407 122
Available for military: 1 852 580 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 7 947
Total artillery: 224 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 224 1 087
Rocket artillery: 0 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 40 49
Multirole aircraf: 26 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 606

Navy

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

Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

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.