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, vast state founded in the late 13th cent. by Turkish tribes in Anatolia and ruled by the descendants of Osman I until its dissolution in 1918. Modern Turkey formed only part of the empire, but the terms "Turkey" and "Ottoman Empire" were often used
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Young Turks

 

participants in the bourgeois revolutionary movement in Turkey (the Ottoman Empire) in the late 19th century through the early 20th. Their goal was to replace the autocratic rule of the sultan with a constitutional system. In a narrower sense, the Young Turks were the members of the organization known as the Committee of Union and Progress, which led the Young Turk revolution of 1908.