Turkish parliament ratifies paid, 21-day military service law

Turkish parliament ratifies paid, 21-day military service law

A new law enables Turkish citizens to complete their military service in just 21 days after the parliament in Turkey okayed the bill by ratifying it. People are from now on allowed to have the military service term reduced from 5.5 to 12 months to just 21 days as mentioned on line one, given the pay a certain amount of money.

It was backed by lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) but concerns only those citizens who are university graduates and pay the amount of money to the government through bank accounts.

Commenting on the law, Anadolu news agency explains that according to it, those born on or before Jan. 1, 1994 will be required to complete just 21 days of military service if they pay 15,000 Turkish liras ($3,141).

The next obligatory step will be for the law to be forwarded to and approved by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then published in the official gazette.

The Turkish Parliament will be on summer recess until Oct. 1…. / IBNA