Miss Turkey on Trial for Allegedly Insulting President Erdogan

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Merve Buyuksarac is seen backstage at the Gizia show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul s/s 2014 presented by American Express on October 7, 2013 in Turkey.

Photographer: S. Alemdar/Getty Images for Maybelline

A former Miss World contestant is among the latest targets of prosecution for allegedly insulting Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as a crackdown on criticism extends to individuals on social media.

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