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Turkey is a country located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe) with an area of 783,562 km2 (land boundries: 2,816 km and costline 7,200 km). The capital of Turkey is Ankara. The number of inhabitants is 83,614,362.

Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952 and hosts NATO's Land Forces Command in Izmir. Under a long-range strategic plan, the Turkish Armed Forces continued efforts to modernize its equipment and force structure. The Turkish Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of a mix of domestically-produced and Western weapons systems. In 2019 Turkey purchased the Russian S-400 air defense system. That complicated its relationship with NATO. Turkey has a strong defense industry capable of producing a range of weapons systems for both export and internal use.

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The China-DPRK Treaty on Friendship is a treaty signed on 11 July 1961 between North Korea and China. The treaty obligates China militarily to defend North Korea and vice versa.North Korea enjoys a close relationship with China which is often called North Korea's closest ally. The relations were strained in the last few years because of China's concerns about North Korea's nuclear program. Both countries have nuclear weapons.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.9 billion $ 253.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.9% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 355,200 3,465,000
Reserve personnel: 378,700 8,600,000
Available for military: 21,079,077 392,336,380

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 3,017 11,750
Armoured fighting vehicles: 11,450 18,130
Total artillery: 2,521 20,094
Self-propelled artillery: 943 7,220
Rocket artillery: 399 8,140

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,573 5,536
Fighter aircraft: 48 1,398
Multirole aircraf: 245 1,165
Attack aircraft: 0 274
Helicopters: 676 1,557
UCAV (combat drone): 172 151

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 154 1,267
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 16 60
Corvettes: 10 79
Submarines: 12 149

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Turkey

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

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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.

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