Ranked:
15th (2012)

Turkish Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Turkey. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Turkey

Our latest data shows that Turkey spent $17,906,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 17906% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Turkish military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $208,480,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $19,043,000,000 19043%
2002 $20,261,000,000 20261%
2003 $18,287,000,000 18287%
2004 $16,689,000,000 16689%
2005 $15,799,000,000 15799%
2006 $16,511,000,000 16511%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $15,924,000,000 15924%
2008 $16,119,000,000 16119%
2009 $17,275,000,000 17275%
2010 $16,976,000,000 16976%
2011 $17,690,000,000 17690%
2012 $17,906,000,000 17906%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

Other Countries in the Region

Azerbaijani Flag Azerbaijan
$3,078 Million (2012)
German Flag Germany
$48,617 Million (2012)
Belgian Flag Belgium
$5,352 Million (2012)
Swiss Flag Switzerland
$5,136 Million (2012)
Austrian Flag Austria
$3,411 Million (2012)
Bulgarian Flag Bulgaria
$782 Million (2012)
Lithuanian Flag Lithuania
$430 Million (2012)
Norwegian Flag Norway
$7,189 Million (2012)

Turkey's Military Branches

Turkish Land Forces (Turk Kara Kuvvetleri), Turkish Naval Forces (Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri; includes naval air and naval infantry), Turkish Air Forces (Turk Hava Kuvvetleri).

Military Service Age in Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 15 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates; 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; under a law passed in November 2011, men aged 30 and older who have worked 3 years in foreign countries may pay $16,200 in lieu of mandatory military service.