Young Turk


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Young Turk

n.
1. A member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist political party active in the early 1900s.
2. often young Turk
a. A young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party.
b. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.

Young Turk

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a progressive, revolutionary, or rebellious member of an organization, political party, etc, esp one agitating for radical reform
2. (Historical Terms) a member of an abortive reform movement in the Ottoman Empire, originally made up of exiles in W Europe who advocated liberal reforms. The movement fell under the domination of young Turkish army officers of a nationalist bent, who wielded great influence in the government between 1908 and 1918

Young′ Turk′


n.
1. a member of a reformist and nationalist group in Turkey that was politically dominant from 1908 to 1918.
2. Also, young′ Turk′. a member of an insurgent, usu. liberal faction within a political party or other organization.
[1900–05]

young Turk

- Term for a tyrannical or unmanageable man, based on the members of a party of Turkish agitators that brought about the revolution of 1908.
See also related terms for revolution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Young Turk - a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
2.young Turk - a young radical who agitates for reform
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
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The frozen little isle of Iceland has one-quarter as many; and even into Turkey, which was a forbidden land under the regime of the old Sultan, the Young Turks are importing boxes of telephones and coils of copper wire.
Mehmed VI, a weak Sultan, feared the worst, though it was not long before the Young Turk government was overtaken by Mustafa Kemal, later Ataturk, or the father of the Turks.
NEWLY appointed Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arun Yadav, a member of Rahul Gandhi's Young Turk team, faces the onerous task of stopping the BJP's juggernaut under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while taking along a faction- ridden unit in Madhya Pradesh.
Focusing on the final decades of the Ottoman Empire, with an introductory sketch of what went before, they explore Milli Ibrahim Pasa, Ziya Gokalp, and political struggle; the Armenian crisis of 1895; state, tribe, dynasty and the contest over Diyarbekir; land disputes in peasant petitions in post-revolutionary Diyarbekir; a preliminary investigation of some primary sources on Syriac Christians in the late 19th century; relations between Kurds and Syriacs and Assyrians; and Armenians and Kurds in the Young Turk era 1915-25.
And I consider myself a young Turk in the newsroom, even though the actual young Turks think of me as some sort of bumbling eminence grise.
ROD Stewart's no Young Turk any more but a meeting with old pal Ronnie Wood is always enough to roll back the years.
The Ottoman Empire had already been in retreat for over a century when the Young Turk revolution broke out in July 1908.
To briefly recap: On April 24, 1915, the nationalist Young Turk government ordered the Armenians of eastern Anatolia deported en masse to Syria and Iraq.
During the First World War, The Young Turk political faction of the Ottoman Empire sought the creation of a new Turkish state extending into Central Asia.
The Russian Turks were the precursors to the ethnic nationalism of Ziya Gokalp, but their legacy was only evident after the Young Turk revolution of 1908.
Indeed, Francois Truffaut's Young Turk assertion that the phrase "British cinema" was a contradiction in terms now seems more like prescience than provocation, given the recent proliferation of pandering Brit inspirationals.
Similar to young Turk, although the latter is more concerned with fighting for radical change in the established order.

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