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Military power of Turkey and South Korea

Country: Turkey South Korea
Capital: Ankara Seoul
Population: 79 814 871 51 446 201
Area: 783 562 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 625 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 3 100 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 3 290
Total artillery: 2 546 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 1 890
Rocket artillery: 462 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 49 151
Multirole aircraf: 245 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 786

Navy

Total naval: 145 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 16 13
Corvettes: 9 16
Submarines: 12 15

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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.