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  1. An alleged group of influential antidemocratic coalitions within the Turkish political system and military.


"Deep State" is a musical album of Søren Nordström.

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  1. The deep state is alleged to be a group of influential anti-democratic coalitions within the Turkish political system, composed of high-level elements within the intelligence services, Turkish military, security, judiciary, and mafia. The notion of deep state is similar to that of a "state within the state". For those who believe in its existence, the political agenda of the deep state involves an allegiance to nationalism, corporatism, and state interests. Violence and other means of pressure have historically been employed in a largely covert manner to manipulate political and economic elites and ensure specific interests are met within the seemingly democratic framework of the political landscape. Former president Süleyman Demirel says that the outlook and behavior of the elites who constitute the deep state, and work to uphold national interests, are shaped by an entrenched belief, dating to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, that the country is always "on the brink".
  2. Deep State is a 2011 thriller written by American science fiction author Walter Jon Williams.
  3. Deep state is a film score contributor.

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Google previewThe Concealment of the State (2013)

by Jason Royce Lindsey

Thus, a more traditional policy studies approach would suggest that defining the deep state is an issue of transparency in government. However, these older studies are predicated on the idea of identifying various interests present in the policy ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Kurds (2010)

by Michael M. Gunter

A useful recent definition found the Deep State to be made up of elements from the military, security, and judicial establishments wedded to a fiercely nationalist, statist ideology who, if need be, are ready to block or even oust a government that ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

The deep state causes the brain to release a family of endocannabanoids that have healing properties with regard to negative memories.

Google previewDictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary, for the Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House (1845)

by Noah Webster

deep state, depth, profoundness. Deép-tūn-ed,” a. making a grave sound. Deer, m. a quadruped of the genus cervus, kept or hunted for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary (1853)

by Noah Webster

Deep state; depth; profoundness.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil– Military Relations and Democracy. London: Routledge, 2015. Ulus, Özgür Mutlu.

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary, Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue ... To which is Prefixed, a Grammatical Introduction ... A New Edition. Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged Throughout. To which is ... Added, A Catalogue of Words of Similar Sounds ... By William Crakelt (1787)

by John ENTICK

a deep state or quality, depth, skill Deer, s. a fine forest-animal hunted for venison Deer'stealing,s. the act or crime ...

Google previewWebster's pocket pronouncing dictionary of the English language, condensed by W.G. Webster (1868)

by William Greenleaf Webster

deep state; depth. Deer. «. quadruped kept or hunted for venison.

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