Turkish prime minister outlines paid military exemption conditions
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkish nationals of 30 years of age or older will be able to fulfill their military obligation by paying 30,000 Turkish Liras.
Those who pay for military service will also be exempted from the 21-day basic military training, said Erdoğan, speaking at his Justice and Development Party (AKP) group meeting in Ankara today.
Erdoğan said Turkish nationals who have worked for at least three years abroad would also benefit from paid military service exemption in exchange for 10,000 euros, adding that they would be exempted from the 21-day basic military service as well.
There will also be no age limit for Turks working abroad, which was 38 years of age earlier.
The paid military service draft bill was sent to the Cabinet for deliberation and the designation of payment methods.