deep state


noun: deep state; plural noun: deep states
  1. a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.
    “the deep state and its policy of allowing extremist ideologies to flourish may be the actual issues of concern”
Origin
1990s: probably a translation of Turkish derin devlet (the term was first used with reference to Turkey).
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