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Military power of Turkey and France

Country: Turkey France
Capital: Ankara Paris
Population: 79 814 871 67 013 000
Area: 783 562 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description France military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 215 019
Reserve personnel: 407 122 27 680
Available for military: 21 079 077 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 6 352
Total artillery: 2 546 448
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 330
Rocket artillery: 462 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 49 35
Multirole aircraf: 245 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 606 480

Navy

Total naval: 145 110
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 11
Frigates: 16 11
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 10

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.

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.