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Military power of Syria and Turkey

Country: Syria Turkey
Capital: Damascus Ankara
Population: 17 064 854 79 814 871
Area: 185 180 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Syria military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 0 407 122
Available for military: 11 550 000 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 7 947
Total artillery: 3 200 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 460 1 087
Rocket artillery: 582 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 278 49
Multirole aircraf: 40 245
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 163 606

Navy

Total naval: 64 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 2 12

Military service

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.

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.