Number of Turkish military personnel revealed
The Land Forces constitute the largest portion of the Turkish military. DAILY NEWS photoThe Turkish General Staff has updated its personnel statistics, which amount to a current total of 678,617, according to the website of the Turkish General Staff.
The data said that 347 generals and admirals were serving at the Turkish army. A total of 313 generals are serving in the Land, Naval and Air Forces, and 33 generals are serving for the Gendarmerie Forces. One admiral is working as part of the Coast Security Command.
There are 33,167 officers and 72,061 non-commissioned officers working for the Land, Naval and Air Forces in total.
In the Gendarmerie Forces, 5,561 officers and 22,812 non-commissioned officers are serving, while 575 officers and 1,320 non-commissioned officers serve as part of the Coast Security Command. There are 24,380 expert gendarmeries who serve as part of the Gendarmerie Forces while 36,496 specialized sergeants serve for Land, Naval and Air Forces. The Gendarmerie Forces employ 8,520 specialized sergeants, while 659 specialized sergeants serve at the Coast Security Command.