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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.
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 (Historical Terms) a member of an abortive reform movement in the Ottoman Empire, originally made up of exiles in W Europe who advocated liberal reforms.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
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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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|
|2.||young Turk - a young radical who agitates for reform|
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions