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Military power of Turkey and Israel

Country: Turkey Israel
Capital: Ankara Jerusalem
Population: 79 814 871 8 238 300
Area: 783 562 km2 20 770 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 200 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description Israel military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 5,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 176 500
Reserve personnel: 407 122 445 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 1 797 960

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 4 170×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 6 766
Total artillery: 2 546 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 614
Rocket artillery: 462 48

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 789
Fighter aircraft: 49 52
Multirole aircraf: 245 343
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 606 203

Navy

Total naval: 145 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 16 0
Corvettes: 9 3
Submarines: 12 5

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).