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 $
Percent of GDP
2.9

Manpower

Active personnel
355,200
Reserve
378,700
Available
21,079,077

Land Forces

Tanks
3,017
AFV
11,450
Artillery
2,521
Self-propelled guns
943
Rocket artillery
399
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
- BMC Kirpi 2000
- Nurol Ejder 500
- BMC Vuran 300
- FNSS PARS 6x6 700
- FNSS PARS 8X8 320
- FNSS PARS 4x4 -
- Katmerciler Hızır 57

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
- M44T 26
- M52T 362
- M107 36
- M110 219
- MKE Yavuz T-155 -

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
- J-600T Yıldırım 20
- MGM-140 ATACMS 72
- T-300 135

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1,573
Fighters
48
Multirole
245
Attack
0
Helicopters
676
UCAV (combat drone)
172
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 II 48

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
- -

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
- AH-1 SuperCobra 10
- OH-58 Kiowa 3
- TH-55 Osage 28
- Bell UH-1 Huey 18
- Agusta-Bell AB-212 ASW 11
- 206 JetRanger 28
- Eurocopter AS332 21

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
- Vestel Karayel 10
- Bayraktar Akıncı 3
- TAI Aksungur 1

Navy

Total naval
154
Aircraftcarriers
0
Destroyers
0
Frigates
16
Corvettes
10
Submarines
12
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-class 4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
- Burak-class 6

Submarines

Nuclear weapons

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