FILE In this Thursday Sept 21 2017 file photo

first_img FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, Itir Esen, 18, smiles after being crowned Miss Turkey 2017 in Istanbul. A court has acquitted on Thursday, May 3, 2018 the former beauty queen of charges of “insulting” the victims of a failed 2016 coup over a Twitter posting that had caused uproar. Esen was stripped of her Miss Turkey 2017 title and was later charged with insulting a section of the public for the tweet she posted as the country held memorials marking the failed coup. (AP Photo, File) ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish court has acquitted a former beauty queen of charges of “insulting” the victims of the country’s failed 2016 coup in a Twitter post.Itir Esen was stripped of her Miss Turkey 2017 title and charged with insulting a section of the public for the tweet she posted as the country held memorials marking the failed coup.The tweet, which was later erased, read: “I got my period on the morning of the July 15 martyrs’ day. I’m marking the day by bleeding as a representation of the martyrs’ blood.”Esen had denied intention to insult the victims.The court acquitted her on Thursday citing “insufficient elements” for a crime.Her title was given to the runner-up who went on to represent Turkey in China. Ex-Miss Turkey acquitted over tweet on coup victimscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted May 3, 2018 6:02 am PDT Last Updated May 3, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img

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