Turkish military announces personnel figures

Turkish military announces personnel figures

ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
Turkish military announces personnel figures

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The Turkish General Staff has announced the number of its military and civil personnel on duty under the umbrella of the Turkish Army.

According to the information, there were a total of 626,004 military and civil personnel working in the Turkish Army as of the beginning of 2016.

There were a total of 358 generals and admirals in the army as well as 39,782 officers and 97,110 non-commissioned officers, the Turkish General Staff said.

The Turkish Army was also home to 21,978 specialist gendarmes, 73,975 specialized sergeants and 8,611 contracted privates.

The number of specialized personnel was given as 241,814.

The army added that a total of 332,509 soldiers were currently under arms in barracks.

The number of civil personnel in institutions linked to the General Staff was given as 51,681.