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Military power of Turkey & Taiwan

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Turkey vs Taiwan

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Country: Turkey (TR) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Ankara Taipei
Population: 83,614,362 23,568,378
Area: 783,562 km2 36,193 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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

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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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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,435 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7,947 1,714
Total artillery: 2,546 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 1,087 440
Rocket artillery: 462 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,547 814
Fighter aircraft: 49 129
Multirole aircraf: 245 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 606 237
UCAV (combat drone): 186 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 145 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 16 22
Corvettes: 9 1
Submarines: 12 4

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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.