Turkey Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Turkey military size for 2018 was 512,200.00, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
  • Turkey military size for 2017 was 512,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Turkey military size for 2016 was 512,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Turkey military size for 2015 was 512,000.00, a 16.45% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Turkey Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 512,200.00 0.04%
2017 512,000.00 0.00%
2016 512,000.00 0.00%
2015 512,000.00 -16.45%
2014 612,800.00 0.00%
2013 612,800.00 0.00%
2012 612,800.00 0.00%
2011 612,800.00 0.00%
2010 612,800.00 0.00%
2009 612,800.00 -0.03%
2008 613,000.00 0.16%
2007 612,000.00 0.00%
2006 612,000.00 -0.81%
2005 617,000.00 0.16%
2004 616,000.00 -7.34%
2003 664,800.00 0.00%
2002 664,800.00 -0.05%
2001 665,100.00 -19.64%
2000 827,700.00 -1.60%
1999 841,200.00 2.44%
1998 821,200.00 0.00%
1997 821,200.00 16.12%
1996 707,200.00 2.49%
1995 690,000.00 -14.92%
1994 811,000.00 18.22%
1993 686,000.00 -2.56%
1992 704,000.00 -12.44%
1991 804,000.00 4.55%
1990 769,000.00 -1.41%
1989 780,000.00 23.81%
1985 630,000.00 23.81%