Turkey’s “direct” defense budget for 2015 will climb modestly from the current year, but the country’s procurement planners will rely on indirect and non-budgetary funding to finance new acquisitions worth about US $4 billion next year.

Turkey’s defense-related budget consists of government funds allocated for the Defense Ministry, the Gendarmerie force and Coast Guard. Gendarmerie and Coast Guard funds come under the Interior Ministry’s budget.

Funds for the Defense Ministry will rise by 4.4 percent to 29.76 billion Turkish liras (US $13.5 billion) from this year’s 28.47 billion liras, a 4.4 percent increase. […]