Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Connection Turki and Sweden The situation has gotten even more complicated since Stockholm applied to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).NATO) last year.
Relations between the two countries became increasingly strained after an anti-Turkish demonstration broke out in Stockholm, where far-right politician Rasmus Paludan burned a Koran on January 21. Six days later, Paludan carried out a similar action in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The action was carried out by Paludan as a form of protest against Turkey’s demands to Sweden to repatriate Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) activists whom Ankara considers terrorists. This demand was filed by Turkey if Sweden wanted Ankara’s blessing to join NATO.
Turkey, which is a Muslim-majority country, was furious as a result of the burning of the Koran. Ultimately, Erdogan refused to approve Sweden’s entry into NATO by postponing talks on the matter until an unknown time.
Apart from that, how does the military strength of Turkey and Sweden compare when these two countries are at odds?
1. Military strength index
Collect Global Firepower, Turkey has an overall military strength index or power index of 0.2016 in 2023 and is in 11th place out of 145 countries listed on the site.
Meanwhile, Sweden has an index of 0.5679 and is in 37th position.
The perfect power index score itself is 0.0000. This data was taken on January 1, 2023.
2. Military personnel
Of the more than 83 million population, Turkey has around 425 thousand active military personnel who are ranked 11th.
Meanwhile, Sweden has 16,000 active military personnel out of a total population of more than 10 million and is in 93rd place.
3. Air power
Turkey has 205 combat aircraft, 83 transport aircraft, 270 training aircraft, 22 special mission aircraft, 7 air tanks, 478 helicopters and 110 attack helicopters.
Meanwhile, Sweden according to the data Global Firepower has 71 combat aircraft, six transport aircraft, 69 training aircraft, five special mission aircraft, one air tank, 53 helicopters, and 145 attack helicopters.
4. Ground forces
As for ground forces, Turkey has 2,229 tanks, 112,476 armored vehicles, 1,038 self-propelled artillery, 2,107 towed artillery, and 516 mobile rocket projectors.
Meanwhile Sweden has 121 tanks, 14,088 armored vehicles, and 48 self-propelled artillery.
5. Sea power
At sea, Turkey has 12 submarines, 16 frigates, nine corvettes, 34 patrol boats, and 11 mine warfare.
Meanwhile, Sweden has five submarines, seven corvettes, 298 patrol boats and nine mine warfare.