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Turkey Military Strength

Turkey continues its march towards developing a mature local military industry to help satisfy standing local requirements.

Turkey Military Strength

Turkey continues its march towards developing a mature local military industry to help satisfy standing local requirements.

OVERVIEW
MANPOWER
AIRPOWER
LAND STRENGTH
NAVAL STRENGTH
MISCELLANEOUS
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OVERVIEW: Turkey



For 2019, the nation of Turkey is ranked 9 (of 137) out of the countries currently considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx rating of 0.2089 (0.0000 being perfect).
Each nation detailed on GlobalFirepower.com is assessed on individual and collective values. These values are processed through an in-house formula to generate the PwrIndx (PowerIndex) score which is used to establish the finalized GFP rankings for the current year. Keep in mind that some values are estimated when official numbers are not readily available/unattainable. Otherwise official/semi-official values are used whenever possible. Content ©2006- www.GlobalFirepower.com.
MANPOWER
Values related to a nation's complete population and as it relates to theoretical available fighting strength. Wars, particularly those with high attrition, traditionally favor higher manpower.
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Total Population: 81,257,239
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Available Manpower: 41,847,478 (51.5%)
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Fit-For-Service: 35,151,882 (43.3%)
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Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,406,075 (1.7%)
Total Military Personnel: 735,000 (est.) (0.9%)
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Active Personnel: 355,000 (0.4%)
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Reserve Personnel: 380,000 (0.5%)
AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed- and rotary-wing systems from all branches of service (UAVs are not included in this total). Attack values cover both multirole and purpose-built light-attack types (and so some fighters also fall into the Attack total). Transports value includes only fixed-wing tactical/strategic aircraft. UAVs are currently being excluded from the total. For an in-depth look into the numbers available to any one air force of the world, consider www.WDMMA.org (external link) - the "World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft". Also consider Aircraft throughout the military history of Turkey (external link).
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Total Aircraft Strength: 1,067 (ranked 10 of 137)
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Fighters: 207 (19.4%) (ranked 14 of 137)
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Attack: 207 (19.4%) (ranked 14 of 137)
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Transports: 87 (8.2%) (ranked 8 of 137)
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Trainers: 289 (27.1%) (ranked 9 of 137)
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Total Helicopter Strength: 492 (46.1%) (ranked 8 of 137)
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Attack Helicopters: 94 (8.8%) (ranked 6 of 137)
LAND STRENGTH
Combat Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction is made between tracked and wheeled types). Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, and Armored Cars. Rocket Projectors only include self-propelled forms. Also consider Armor and Artillery throughout the military history of Turkey (external link).
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Combat Tanks: 3,200 (ranked 7 of 137)
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Armored Fighting Vehicles: 9,500 (ranked 7 of 137)
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Self-Propelled Artillery: 1,120 (ranked 5 of 137)
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Towed Artillery: 1,272 (ranked 12 of 137)
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Rocket Projectors: 350 (ranked 12 of 137)
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Total Naval Assets: 194*
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Aircraft Carriers: 0
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Frigates: 16
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Destroyers: 0
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Corvettes: 10
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Submarines: 12
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Patrol Vessels: 34
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Mine Warfare: 11




PETROLEUM RESOURCES:
Petroleum remains the lifeblood of war. As such it is weighed into the GFP ranking through the figures below. Values are shown as BBL/DY (Barrels Per Day).
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Oil Production: 245,000 bbl/dy
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Oil Consumption: 720,000 bbl/dy
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Proven Oil Reserves: 388,500,000 bbl
LOGISTICS
For the GFP ranking, Logistics values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
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Labor Force: 31,300,000
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Merchant Marine Strength: 1,285
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Major Ports / Hubs / Terminals: 9
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Roadway Coverage: 352,046 km
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Railway Coverage: 8,699 km
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Usable Airports: 98
FINANCIALS:
The GFP ranking takes into account a nation's financial health on the world stage. All values presented in USD ($).
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Defense Budget: $8,600,000,000
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External Debt: $452,400,000,000
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Reservses of Foreign Exchange / Gold: $107,700,000,000
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Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): $2,300,000,000,000
GEOGRAPHY
Geography considerations can factor decisively into both offensive- and defensive-mind campaigns.
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Square Land Area: 783,562 km
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Coastline Coverage: 7,200 km
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Shared Borders: 2,816 km
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Usable Waterways: 1,200 km