Miss Turkey 2017 Dethroned

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Just hours after her victory in Thursday night's Miss Turkey contest, 18 year old Itir Esen was stripped of her crown and title on Friday. The Miss Turkey Organization released a statement in which they confirmed that a tweet posted by Esen was unacceptable and that she would lose her title. The young woman's social media post commented on the anniversary of a coup attempt against Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Organizers stated that they spent a long time investigating the matter and they found that the tweet was indeed by Esen and deemed it insulting to the 250 people killed on July 15, 2016.