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Military power of Turkey and China

Country: Turkey China
Capital: Ankara Beijing
Population: 79 814 871 1 373 541 278
Area: 783 562 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 510 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 4 788
Total artillery: 2 546 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 1 710
Rocket artillery: 462 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 49 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 245 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 606 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 145 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 16 51
Corvettes: 9 32
Submarines: 12 73

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.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.