At The Daily Wire by Harry Khachatrian
What is “Deep State”?
Origins of the term “Deep State” trace back to Turkey. The Turkish term “derin devlet” — deep state — referred to a cabal of government officials with off-the-record ties to various crime syndicates. Turkish politicians leveraged these connections to carry out state-ordered killings, among other dark deeds, in efforts to silence dissenting communist Kurdish insurgents.
As noted in The Economist: “Starting in the 1950's Turkey’s deep state sponsored killings, engineered riots, colluded with drug traffickers, staged “false flag” attacks and organised massacres of trade unionists. Thousands died in the chaos it fomented.”