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Military power of Turkey and Greece

Country: Turkey Greece
Capital: Ankara Athens
Population: 79 814 871 10 846 979
Area: 783 562 km2 131 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description Greece military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 685 862 143 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 216 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 2 535 174

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 1 345×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 3 400
Total artillery: 2 546 1 150
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 535
Rocket artillery: 462 152

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 613
Fighter aircraft: 49 41
Multirole aircraf: 245 198
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 220

Navy

Total naval: 145 99
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 16 13
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 11

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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.