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Miss Turkey stripped of Crown over a Tweet

Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped of her crown over a tweet she posted about last year’s coup attempt.

Itir Esen, 18, was awarded the beauty contest prize on Thursday but had her crown taken away hours later after it emerged she had commented on the July 2016 attempt to topple the government of Turkey’s controversial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ms Esen is said to have posted on the one-year anniversary of the coup making inappropriate comments about the 250 people who were killed opposing the attempted overthrow, which was swiftly crushed.

The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped of her crown over a tweet she posted about last year’s coup attempt.

Itir Esen, 18, was awarded the beauty contest prize on Thursday but had her crown taken away hours later after it emerged she had commented on the July 2016 attempt to topple the government of Turkey’s controversial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ms Esen is said to have posted on the one-year anniversary of the coup making inappropriate comments about the 250 people who were killed opposing the attempted overthrow, which was swiftly crushed.

Following the decision, the second-place contestant, Asli Sumen, was crowned Miss Turkey 2017. She will now represent the country in the Miss World contest, which will take place in China in November.

Mr Erdogan has clamped down on opposition since the failed coup attempt. He has been criticised by international observers for a string of measures, included imposing a state of emergency and thereby suspending many of the powers of the country’s parliament and judiciary.

Thousands of politicians, journalists and others who oppose the government have been imprisoned and more than 9,000 police officers suspended after being accused of having links to the coup.

Mr Erdogan also won a referendum he called on a series of constitutional changes, including adopting a presidential system of government

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