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Cyprus Military 2008

Military branches: Republic of Cyprus: Greek Cypriot National Guard (Ethniki Forea, EF; includes air and naval elements); northern Cyprus: Turkish Cypriot Security Force (GKK) (2007)
Military service age and obligation: Greek Cypriot National Guard (GCNG): 18-50 years of age for compulsory military service for all Greek Cypriot males; 17 years of age for voluntary service; females are not conscripted; age of military eligibility 17 to 50; length of normal service is 25 months with a minimum of 3 months (2006)
Manpower available for military service: Greek Cypriot National Guard (GCNG): males age 16-49: 199,767 females age 16-49: 190,665 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: Greek Cypriot National Guard (GCNG): males age 16-49: 165,042 females age 16-49: 158,869 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 6,482 female: 6,208 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 3.8% of GDP (2005 est.)

NOTE: The military information regarding Cyprus on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cyprus Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cyprus Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.