Deputy Prime Minsiter Bekir Bozdağ has announced that there will be a reduction in the rate paid to do a shortened version of the compulsory military service in Turkey that is allowed to Turkish immigrants or workers who live abroad.
Speaking to journalists at the Anvers Turkish Consulate in Belgium on Friday, Bozdağ said the government was working on a project to reduce the 10,000 euro fee for a shortened military service.
Normally, all male Turkish citizens have to serve in the military for a period ranging from six months to 18 months.
In some circumstances there can be arrangements for individuals to pay a certain amount and only attend a 20-day service, which is also a relaxed version of the actual draft. This option is open to Turks who stay abroad for more than three years.
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 21 Mayıs 2013, 09:28