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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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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.9 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.9% 2.3%

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: 355,200 290,000
Reserve personnel: 378,700 2,800,000
Available for military: 21,079,077 5,883,828

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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 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 11,450 1,714
Total artillery: 2,521 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 943 440
Rocket artillery: 399 126

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,573 814
Fighter aircraft: 48 129
Multirole aircraft: 245 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 676 237
UCAV (combat drone): 172 0

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 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 16 22
Corvettes: 10 1
Submarines: 12 4

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Turkey

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

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.