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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

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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