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Military power of Turkey & Japan

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Turkey vs Japan

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Country: Turkey (TR) Japan (JP)
Capital: Ankara Tokyo
Population: 83,614,362 125,360,000
Area: 783,562 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.9 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.9% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 355,200 247,150
Reserve personnel: 378,700 56,100
Available for military: 21,079,077 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,435 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7,947 3,072
Total artillery: 2,546 623
Self-propelled artillery: 1,087 214
Rocket artillery: 462 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,547 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 49 155
Multirole aircraf: 245 79
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 698
UCAV (combat drone): 186 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 145 140
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 36
Frigates: 16 2
Corvettes: 9 6
Submarines: 12 22

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Nuclear weapons

Turkey

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

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.