Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations
The Young Turks of the Republican Party rallied to speak out against George Bush.
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1. a member of a political group in Turkey in the early 20th Century. Young Turks advocated change and reform in the decaying behemoth that was called the Ottoman Empire.

2.any person who advocates change and reform as opposed to stagnation. A Young Turk doesn't sit still for the status quo when (s)he knows it won't do anymore.
1. The Young Turks spearheaded the drive for change in the crumbling Ottoman Empire, which Europeans dubbed as the "Sick Man of Europe".

2. Gandhi, Tutu, MLK, Sun Yat-sen, Ben Franklin, Jesus, Muhummed and many others are Young Turks because they didn't sit and do what society expected them to do, they didn't have this "shit happens" attitude and they strove for reform and improvement.

3. "Young Turks" is a 1981 - 1982 hit by Rod Stewart. It's about 2 teens in love who run away because "there ain't no point in talking when there's nobody listening".
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a young person who rebels against authority or expectations, especially from within a legitimate group (from a early political faction in Turkey that is credited with establishing a constitutional Turkish goverment in the early 1900s)
He was treating his own adviser like a young Turk as a result of his misunderstanding.
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The Young Turks perpetrated the Armenian Genocide. The conquered, persecuted peoples of the Ottoman Empire opted to liberate themselves rather than trust a reformed union of any kind. The Young Turks murdered, and raped Armenians believing that they wanted to emancipate themselves.
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a member of an insurgent group especially in a political party

Etymology
Young Turks, a 20th century nationalist party in Turkey responsible for the Armenian Genocide
To consolidate Turkish rule in the Ottoman Empire, the Young Turks devised a plan for the extermination of Armenians.
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The Young Turks was a once awesome progressive news show on YouTube hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian with over 3 million subscribers and 3 billion views. Founded by Cenk Uygur in 2002, it was dubbed "the first internet news show" and as a result became very successful. Their success however has been halted, as the show is now past its prime and the ratings are not nearly as good. Unfortunately, for the past few years TYT has taken a steady decline. As of late, they have embraced SJW culture and feminism and are ruining what it means to be a progressive, by embracing regressivism instead. In addition to that, they have also become polarizing and extremely liberal as they slander Trump and the Republican Party at every chance they get. And embarrassingly enough, they have become so careless and slanted in their coverage that other YouTube channels have debunked their videos countless times, exposing the logical inaccuracies in each video. Perhaps the only redeemable thing that they have done recently is endorse Bernie Sanders. But other than that, TYT is past its prime and is getting PROGRESSIVEly worse as we speak.
Darren: I'm watching the Election coverage right now.

Mike: On your phone?

Darren: I'm watching the Young Turks.

Mike: Oh, I haven't watched them since 2014, they've taken a decline.
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When someone won’t calm down so you attempt to rape them in the ass while listening to Steven Crowder mocking The Toung Turks
Timmy wouldn’t stop screaming, so Jimmy Young Turked him
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