Young Turk

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Young Turk

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.
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Young Turk

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 (Historical Terms) a member of an abortive reform movement in the Ottoman Empire, originally made up of exiles in W Europe who advocated liberal reforms.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
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Young′ Turk′

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.
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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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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.
But the name that really tickles him is "Young Turk", the title he and other advisers to the Prime Minister have been given by the Press.
In the contest for the three vice presidential slots, Husam Musa and Muhamad Sabu of the Young Turk camp retained their posts while the third slot went to Ahmad Awang, a senior ulama.
"He should be replaced by a young Turk like Chris Huhne, who has produced some very good ideas on the environment.
Lord David Owen, who led the SDP before they merged with the Liberals, said it was time for a "young Turk" to take over.
For example, when discussing the Young Turk regime of the early 20th century, he narrows the term "Ottoman" to refer strictly to the royal family, enabling him to describe the regime as "anti-Ottoman," which it was not.
But it does show the composer in his Young Turk phase, and there was a good measure of impetuosity in Franceschetti's playing.
Strangely, it isn't a young turk who is spearheading the non-conformists.
"Lola und Bilidikid," which premiered in February, looks at Berlin's gay Turkish subculture, while "Kurz und Schmerzlos" tells the story of a young Turk trying to come clean while his buddies, a Serb and a Greek, hold him back.
it will be interesting to see what happens when those young Turk, face a couple of tight races and need money to bail themselves out.
State enterprises ensued, as a product of the bureaucratic reforms instituted under the Young Turk regime.
After the Young Turk Revolution in 1908, he moved to Salonika, where he taught in a secondary school and became an intellectual leader.