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young Turk

n. a contentious young person who goes against the system. The young Turks are acting up again.
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After the July 1908 coup d'Eatat that removed Abdul Hamid II from power and restored the country to a constitutional monarchy under the Young Turk movement, Armenians mistakenly assumed that past horrors would never be repeated though growing Armenian nationalism -- ironically allied with the Young Turks -- led to the creation of a secret Turkish revolutionary organisation called the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), whose ranks were filled by military officers.
The conspirators, it is claimed, belong to what Turks call the "deep state," the alliance of senior judicial and military figures who still see themselves as the guardians of the secular Turkish Republic that was ultimate result of the Young Turk revolution.
The adult and teenage males were separated from the deportation caravans and killed under the direction of Young Turk functionaries.
Artisans, intellectuals, and shop owners among peasants, people of the wrong "book," these Christian Armenians can only survive Young Turk policies by self-concealment.
The Young Turk triumph therefore was greeted with enthusiasm by those released from Abdul Hamid's tyranny.
He rightly points out the dearth of extensive and objective studies of the second constitutional period, which coincided with Young Turk domination, because important Ottoman archival data was unavailable to scholars until recently.
Enver was the leader of the Young Turk triumvirate, consisting of himself, Cemal, and Talat, which took Turkey into the Great War in 1914.
On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Young Turk government detained 235 Armenian notables in connection with the Armenian uprising supporting the Russian offensive in World War I.
I was a young Turk myself and that is why I have promoted young Turks, male and female, into the shadow cabinet," he said.
This week it featured a young Turk who liked nothing better than to eat pizza and play on his Play Station.
But it does show the composer in his Young Turk phase, and there was a good measure of impetuosity in Franceschetti's playing.
Anna dreams of a more fulfilling relationship, and when she meets the young Turk Hikmet Ayverdi, it appears she may have found it.
Strangely, it isn't a young turk who is spearheading the non-conformists.
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.
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