Turkish Minute

Crown of Miss Turkey 2017 taken away due to tweet on failed coup attempt

The crown of Miss Turkey 2017, Itır Esen, was taken away by contest organizers over one of her tweets on the anniversary of a failed coup in July 2016.

According to T24, Esen’s crown was taken away and given to Aslı Sümen, the first runner-up.

Esen deleted her Twitter account following the decision.

On July 16 of this year, Esen tweeted: “In order to celebrate July 15 martyrs day, I am on my period the next morning. I celebrate the day by bleeding, which represents the blood of our martyrs.”

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 in which 249 people including civilians died, while over a thousand were wounded.

Liked it? Take a second to support Turkish Minute on Patreon!
Exit mobile version