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Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over controversial tweet about attempted coup

ISTANBUL: The winner of Turkey’s national beauty pageant was forced to hand back her crown hours after her victory because of a tweet relating to last year’s failed coup that was deemed offensive. Itir Esen, 18, was crowned Miss Turkey 2017 at a ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday night and was on her way to represent the country in the Miss World competition in China. But organisers said on Friday that would not be possible after they discovered an “unacceptable” tweet that Esen had sent around the first anniversary of…