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    Turkey Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Turkish Armed Forces (TSK): Land Forces, Naval Forces (includes Naval Air and Naval Infantry), Air Force

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      20 years of age (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 20-49: 16,756,323 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 20-49: 13,905,901 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 679,734 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $12.155 billion (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      5.3% (2003)

      Military - note:
      in the early 1990s, the Turkish Land Force was a large but badly equipped infantry force; there were 14 infantry divisions, but only one was mechanized, and out of 16 infantry brigades, only six were mechanized; the overhaul that has taken place since has produced highly moblie forces with greatly enhanced firepower in accordance with NATO's new strategic concept (2005)

      NOTE: The information regarding Turkey on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turkey Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turkey Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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