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Military power of Turkey and Switzerland

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Country: Turkey Switzerland
Capital: Ankara Bern
Population: 79 814 871 8 306 200
Area: 783 562 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 0,8%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 140 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 80 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 1 852 580

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Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 1 500
Total artillery: 2 546 224
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 224
Rocket artillery: 462 0

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 193
Fighter aircraft: 49 40
Multirole aircraf: 245 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 45

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Navy

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

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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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.