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Military power of Turkey and Italy

Country: Turkey Italy
Capital: Ankara Rome
Population: 79 814 871 60 795 612
Area: 783 562 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description Italy military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 1,27%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 175 900
Reserve personnel: 407 122 41 867
Available for military: 21 079 077 13 865 688

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 7 361
Total artillery: 2 546 407
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 164
Rocket artillery: 462 21

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 954
Fighter aircraft: 49 80
Multirole aircraf: 245 86
Attack aircraft: 0 71
Helicopters: 606 487

Navy

Total naval: 145 148
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 16 14
Corvettes: 9 5
Submarines: 12 8

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.