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Turkish women may be allowed to serve in the army

In time of war, in accordance with the law, the Turkish army can call the men aged 16 to 60 years and the women aged 20 to 46 years old, able to bear arms.

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Turkish Ministry of National Defense works on a bill, according to which women can serve in the army, the Turkish newspaper Yeni şafak wrote on Monday.
Discussion of the bill in Parliament is expected in the near future.
In accordance with the earlier implementation of the reform, Turkey has a system of paid exemption from military service. For exemption from military service the turkish citizens must pay 18000 TL.
Turkish Defense Minister said earlier that these payments will be transffered to the Fund of the defense industry of the country.
In time of war, in accordance with the law, the Turkish army can call the men aged 16 to 60 years and the women aged 20 to 46 years old, able to bear arms.

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