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Stop assuming I mean whole UK.
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For one, it's the United Kingdom, not England. England is just a part of the UK.
For two, it's blatantly obvious that you're biased since you put an emphasis on Turkey - so I'm guessing you already have the answer in your head and just want to read other people's opinions and pick the ones that suite your bias.
For three, the UK would win.
1) Although both are a part of NATO, if, for whatever reason, war were to start between the two, Turkey would be the one that would be ousted while the UK would remain. And that would mean that the rest of NATO would be obligated to help out the UK. Turkey stand no chance whatsoever against the entire alliance.
2) If we assume that no one else is involved then neither would completely win but the UK would gain a strategic wictory.
Neither is powerful enough to launch a land invasion against the other. So that means that warfare would be limited to the air, sea and precision insertion of special forces. The SAS is arguably the best specops in the entire world - they'd methodically get rid of the Turkish high command and government.
You could say that the UK air force could do that job but, admitedly, Turkey's air defencive and offencive abilities are pretty decent in comparrison.
But an advantage the UK has is that it has an fleet that can actually operate overseas - Turkey's fleet is purely defensive in nature. But for it's region, it is pretty sizeable and will probably be able to defend Turkey from British incursions.
My guess as to the flow of events after everyone loses their minds and ignores all common sense and starts war: Turkey takes over the British base in Cyprus, Turkey rushes for Gibraltar while Brittain rushes to defend it. The reason is because that is the main access point to the Mediterranean.
The rest of the war is dependant on the battle of Gibraltar. If the UK wins then their carriers be harrassing Turkish waters until the SAS and other forces kill the government.
If Turkey capture Gibraltar, then the war turns to a stalemate until the British retake it. After that, you can only guess what happens. Maybe the Kurds will see an opportunity and start a rebellion which the British are guaranteed to support.
Britain's population is 65million while Turkey's is bigger at 79 million but Brittain's GDP is 2.8 trillion while Turkey's is only 751 billion. I'm guessing the UK will outproduce Turkey and eventually tire them out.5
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