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Military power of Turkey & South Korea

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Turkey vs South Korea

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Country: Turkey (TR) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Ankara Seoul
Population: 83,614,362 51,709,098
Area: 783,562 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.9 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.9% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 355,200 555,000
Reserve personnel: 378,700 2,750,000
Available for military: 21,079,077 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,547 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 49 151
Multirole aircraf: 245 320
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 786
UCAV (combat drone): 186 0

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Navy

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

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Nuclear weapons

Turkey

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

South Korea

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.

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.