1-a member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist party that was founded in the latter part of the 19th century and was the dominant political party in Turkey in the period 1908–18.
2/a- A progressive, revolutionary, or rebellious member of an organization, political party, etc, esp one agitating for radical reform.
2/b-Any of a group of younger people seeking to take control of an organization, party, country, etc. from an entrenched, usually conservative, group of older people.
2/c-Any person aggressively or impatiently advocating reform within an organization
Anlamı: Bu deyim, II. Abdülhamid yönetimine karşı ayaklanan muhalefet hareketinin genel adı Genç Türkler/Jön Türkler‘den gelmektedir. Otoriteye baş kaldıran; bir grubun içerisindeki reformcuları, radikalleri, âsileri; isyankâr, kontrol edilemeyen gençleri de ifade eder. Rod Stewart’ın 1981’de çıkardığı albümdeki bir şarkının da adıdır.
The leadership of the party passed from the cautious old-line conservatives to the zealous Young Turks.
College is where many people play at being young Turks, experimenting with counterculture and lifestyles that buck the norm.
The young Turks are acting up again.
Dan Mannix is one of the investment industry’s Young Turks but his contact book bulges with seasoned veterans.
He could move into private life easily, following his former “young Turk” colleague Eric Cantor into a lucrative early political retirement.