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Military power of Iraq & Turkey

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Iraq vs Turkey

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Country: Iraq (IQ) Turkey (TR)
Capital: Baghdad Ankara
Population: 38 433 600 79 814 871
Area: 437 072 km2 783 562 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,3 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 7,5% 2,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 64 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 0 407 122
Available for military: 11 700 000 21 079 077

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 309 2 435
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 631 7 947
Total artillery: 194 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 44 1 087
Rocket artillery: 30 462

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 285 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 0 49
Multirole aircraf: 34 245
Attack aircraft: 55 0
Helicopters: 156 606

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Navy

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Total naval: 59 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 2 9
Submarines: 0 12

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Nuclear weapons

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Turkey

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

Military service

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription

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.