Young Turk (yung turk) noun, also young Turk, young turk
A young member of a group who advocates reforms within an established
organization or one who attempts to wrest control of it.
[After members of a reformist and nationalist party in Turkey during early
"`These young Turks in the LDP are still on the fringe,' said Hideaki
Kase, a historian and political commentator. `So it's my bet that
Hashimoto will win, because he controls the apparatus.'"
Doug Struck, Revolt Opens Up Race to Lead Japan, The Washington Post,
Apr 12, 2001.
This week's theme: eponyms.
If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles
us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter
how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. -Mahatma