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deep state

deep state
 n.— «Outside, thousands gathered with banners proclaiming solidarity with the dead Turkish-Armenian writer: “We are all still Hrant Dink”; “We want to see justice done.” Many Turks are convinced that a so-called “deep state”—a network of state agents or former officials, possibly with links to organised crime—periodically targets reformists and other perceived enemies in the name of nationalism.» —“Turkey on trial as suspects claim state collusion in writer’s killing” by Nouritza Matossian, Daniel Howden Independent (United Kingdom) July 4, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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