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Military power of Turkey and United Kingdom

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Country: Turkey United Kingdom
Capital: Ankara London
Population: 79 814 871 65 110 000
Area: 783 562 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 156 940
Reserve personnel: 407 122 75 110
Available for military: 21 079 077 14 856 917

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Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 4 673
Total artillery: 2 546 532
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 117
Rocket artillery: 462 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 888
Fighter aircraft: 49 141
Multirole aircraf: 245 91
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 386

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Navy

Total naval: 145 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 16 13
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 11

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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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.