Rod Stewart's "Young Turks" title?

Does this title have some relevance to this ballad? Maybe someone can explain what that title means… - Jinx :confused:

I don’t know the song, but “young turk” is an expression meaning “upstart” or “rebel.”

Biffy, that makes sense. But, is it perhaps more of a British, UK, or European expression? Never heard it as a figure of speech before, and a local (US) DJ made a similar remark how she never understood the title of that song.

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From Merriam-Webster:

Wall Street Journal, Feb. 6, 2006:

New York Post, Jan. 8, 2006:

Anchorage Daily News, Dec. 30, 2005:

Baltimore Sun, Dec. 19, 2005: