Military Service FAQs:


Q: Is a military service voluntary and then mandatory if quotas necessary for the armed forces are not completed?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service illegal in Turkey and punishable with imprisonment by law?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service free to choose from the three branches of the armed forces?

A: Yes, Service obligation varies by educational qualification.

Q: Is a military service civilian service , where an individual subject to conscript finds a job at some public institution, where they serve for 11 and half months, the same as the longest rank-and-file service?

A: Yes, Before 2008, the law required 13 months, which was criticized for being punitive internationally by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, The European Committee of Social Rights, The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and Amnesty International.

Q: Is a military service 15 months?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a military service formally abolished when the Polish parliament amended the conscription law on 9 January 2009?

A: Yes, the law came into effect on 11 February 2009.

Q: Is a military service voluntary from 18 years of age up?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service de facto limited mostly to volunteers?

A: Yes, and with an average of between 5 and 10% of those reporting for duty actually being inducted.

Q: Is a military service not able to apply for a drivers license?

A: Yes, and passport, any form of employment, leave the country or collect any completed academic certificate.

Q: Was a military service mandatory in Sweden from 1901 until 1 July 2010?

A: Yes, when conscription was officially suspended.

Q: Is a military service normally 24 months but it can be also varying according to some conditions and circumstances?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service normally performed in the regular armed forces but the 1984 law does allow for conscription into the reserve forces in times of national emergency?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service 1 year?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a military service also open to women?

A: Yes.