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Military power of Turkey and Syria

Country: Turkey Syria
Capital: Ankara Damascus
Population: 79 814 871 17 064 854
Area: 783 562 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 685 862 178 000
Reserve personnel: 407 122 0
Available for military: 21 079 077 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 4 000
Total artillery: 2 546 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 460
Rocket artillery: 462 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 706
Fighter aircraft: 49 278
Multirole aircraf: 245 40
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 606 163

Navy

Total naval: 145 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 16 2
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 2

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.