Young Turks

The Young Turks looks like initiated the Justice Democrats.

The “Young Turks” term comes from a group of rebels in secret societies that overthrew the Ottoman monarchy in Turkey. The more peaceful of them broke off from the group. But the core of the young Turks went on to consolidate power for a time.

The Young Turks also participated in the genocide against Armenians during 1915-1918.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. –Mark 13:8

In this context, in this passage of the Bible of Jesus’ prophecies of the end, this word “nation” has the meaning of tribe, or what we call today “ethnic group”. Turks against Armenians, Armenians rising up for themselves, Kurds rising up against the Shia, Sunnis against Shia, Catalonia vs. Spain, Bangladesh vs. Pakistan, the Yugoslav republics vs. the dominating Serbs, and so on.


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