Turkey's Defense Ministry is mulling temporarily halting the conscription and the discharge of soldiers, while assessing an alternative that will allow distance training for paid military service, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to local media reports.
A decision on the ministry's proposal will be discussed during April 13's cabinet meeting.
It gets tougher every day to provide manpower to the members of military reserve forces as well as active forces, while the best model to be implemented is the one from Norway, portal Balkan Security Network reports.
Rival Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on May 29 tentatively agreed on a political roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, but the plan faces major obstacles in the North African country, where the rival authorities rely on an array of unruly militias.
İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has testified for a prosecutor after she claimed early January that civilians in two Turkish cities were receiving weapons training in militia camps.
The Kremlin said on Nov. 23 that Turkey’s opposition to the participation of Kurdish militias in Syria’s political process would not stand in the way of a peace “congress” Moscow is seeking to organize in the near future.
The United States military has 1.3 million active duty troops, making it the third largest behind China (2.2 million) and India (1.4 million). But its huge military spending sets it apart from the rest of the world, while it also has the highest number of personnel stationed abroad in 138 nations, an astonishing 70% of the world!