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The Young Turks – “Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds”, Stephen Kinzer

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

While still a young officer, Kemal (Ataturk) became a clandestine operative for a subversive group founded in the 1890s and known as the Committee of Union and Progress; the world called its members Young Turks. In 1913 the committee managed to seize key posts in the Ottoman regime, but war broke out before its work could begin in earnest.

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