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Military power of Turkey and North Korea

Country: Turkey North Korea
Capital: Ankara Pyongyang
Population: 79 814 871 24 895 000
Area: 783 562 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 600 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 4 000
Total artillery: 2 546 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 4 500
Rocket artillery: 462 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 906
Fighter aircraft: 49 349
Multirole aircraf: 245 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 606 202

Navy

Total naval: 145 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 16 6
Corvettes: 9 6
Submarines: 12 75

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.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.