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Country: Israel (IL) Turkey (TR)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Ankara
Population: 9 353 610 83 614 362
Area: 20 770 km2 783 562 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21,7 billion $ 21,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,6% 2,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169 500 355 200
Reserve personnel: 465 000 378 700
Available for military: 1 797 960 21 079 077

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 2 435
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 7 947
Total artillery: 1 522 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 614 1 087
Rocket artillery: 48 462

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 787 1 547
Fighter aircraft: 52 49
Multirole aircraf: 352 245
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 177 606
UCAV (combat drone): 15 186

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 3 9
Submarines: 5 12

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Turkey

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

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.