Jane’s: Turkey’s defense and security budget increase, but short of transparency
According to the China National Defense Science and Technology Information Network reported that Jane’s web site reports, December 13, the Turkish Parliament passed the national Department of Defense for fiscal year 2012 defense budget, the total amounted to 18.2 billion Turkish lira (about $ 9.6 billion) , compared to fiscal year 2011 increased by 7.4%.
2012 fiscal year defense budget will account for Turkey Turkey 1.3% of GDP. However, these figures do not include the proportion of extra-budgetary sources for the defense, which also does not provide extra-budgetary sources known to legislators.
11 months, the Bier Ji in Istanbul University issued a report, because they do not provide for national defense and security of the extra-budgetary sources, which makes domestic security spending and military spending between the two will be difficult to make a clear distinction. The report also said, according to the available data show that in 2010 Turkey’s defense and security budget accounts domestic GDP ratio exceeds 3.7%.
Turkish Finance Minister Siim Seck told Parliament on 18 December, Department of Defense (MND), Gendarmerie General Command (JGK), Safety Committee (EGM) and the Coastal Command (SGK) total budget TRY 12.2 billion, accounting for the total 2012 budget of 10.16%, while the budget in 2002 the proportion of total annual budget of 10.21%. However, in addition, there are other Sim Seck are not mentioned laws and regulations related to national security agencies and organizations. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Lei Song)