Turkish Armed forces

Turkey
Population
83 614 362
Military budget
21,9 billion $
Active personnel
355 200
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Ankara
Area: 783 562 km2
Population: 83 614 362
Etnic groups: Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12%
Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2%

Military branches

(Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri) Turkish Land Forces (Turk Kara Kuvvetleri), Turkish Naval Forces (Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri; includes naval air and naval infantry), Turkish Air Forces (Turk Hava Kuvvetleri).

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
21,9 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
2,9

Manpower

Active personnel
355 200

(China)

Reserve
378 700

(China)

Available
21 079 077

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
2 435

(Russia)

AFV
7 947

(USA)

Artillery
2 546

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
1 087

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
462
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Akrep370
-Kirpi420
-LAV-150124
-Ejder50
-Arma-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M44T164
-M52T362
-M10736
-M110219
-MKE Yavuz T-155-

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-J-600T Yıldırım20
-MGM-140 ATACMS120
-T-107100
-T-30080

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1 547

(USA)

Fighters
49

(China)

Multirole
245

(USA)

Attack
0

(Russia)

Helicopters
606

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
186

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-F-4 Phantom II49

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-AH-1 SuperCobra6
-OH-58 Kiowa3
-TH-55 Osage28
-Bell UH-1 Huey63
-Agusta-Bell AB-212 ASW12
-test-
-Eurocopter AS33220

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
-Vestel Karayel10

Navy

Total naval
145

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
16

(China)

Corvettes
9

(Russia)

Submarines
12

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Yavuz-class4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Burak-class6

Submarines

Nuclear weapons

Turkey participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.