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Military power of Taiwan and Turkey

Country: Taiwan Turkey
Capital: Taipei Ankara
Population: 23 519 518 79 814 871
Area: 36 193 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Taiwan military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 290 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 407 122
Available for military: 5 883 828 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 280 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 7 947
Total artillery: 1 785 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 510 1 087
Rocket artillery: 115 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 787 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 125 49
Multirole aircraf: 190 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 250 606

Navy

Total naval: 67 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 20 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 4 12

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

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.