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Turkish Parliament Passes Military Service Buy Out Legislation

November 30, 2011

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s parliament approved a legislation offering men over 30 the chance to buy out of compulsory military service, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported today.

The law will allow men 30 years and older as of Dec. 31 to pay 30,000 liras ($16,200) to be exempted from military service of as long as 15 months, according to the agency. Turkish men who have worked for at least three years abroad will pay 10,000 euros to be exempted from a 21-day military service, the agency said.

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