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Military power of South Korea & Turkey

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South Korea vs Turkey

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Country: South Korea (KR) Turkey (TR)
Capital: Seoul Ankara
Population: 51 446 201 79 814 871
Area: 100 210 km2 783 562 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 625 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 407 122
Available for military: 13 185 794 21 079 077

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 446 2 435
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 7 947
Total artillery: 5 958 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 1 087
Rocket artillery: 214 462

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 526 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 151 49
Multirole aircraf: 265 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 606

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 16
Corvettes: 16 9
Submarines: 15 12

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

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

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from 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.