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Military power of Turkey and Russia

Country: Turkey Russia
Capital: Ankara Moscow
Population: 79 814 871 144 554 993
Area: 783 562 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 771 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 2 000 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 30 201
Total artillery: 2 546 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 5 943
Rocket artillery: 462 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 49 629
Multirole aircraf: 245 428
Attack aircraft: 0 752
Helicopters: 606 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 145 313
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 16 6
Corvettes: 9 83
Submarines: 12 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.