Tourists are charged £44 for a KEBAB at some Turkish resorts recovering from ...

A beach bar in Turkey is charging tourists £43 for a doner kebab as the country's hard-hit tourism sector tries to bounce back after coronavirus.

One shocked customer's receipt also showed they forked out £7.30 (61.59 lira) for a small coffee and £22 (184.78 lira) for some stuffed pitta bread in tourist hotspot Bodrum.

Meanwhile, Maçakızı Hotel is making visitors pay £65 to swim in the sea, local media reports. 

Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras said businesses are struggling to survive after the Covid-19 pandemic and the city - which relies heavily on tourists - is 'responsible for taking whatever it can from the pockets of tourists to the last penny'.

One shocked customer's receipt (pictured) also showed they had been charged £7.30 (61.59 lira) for a small coffee and £22 (184.78 lira) for some stuffed pitta bread in a beach bar in tourist hotspot Bodrum

One shocked customer's receipt (pictured) also showed they had been charged £7.30 (61.59 lira) for a small coffee and £22 (184.78 lira) for some stuffed pitta bread in a beach bar in tourist hotspot Bodrum 

Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras said businesses are struggling to survive after the Covid-19 pandemic and said the city (stock image pictured) - which relies heavily on tourists - is 'responsible for taking whatever it can from the pockets of tourists to the last penny'

He said in a press conference: 'I don’t care if someone wants to pay a high price for a doner kebab. They can pay TL 100,000 if they want.'

Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras said in a press conference: 'I don’t care if someone wants to pay a high price for a doner kebab. They can pay TL 100,000 if they want'

Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras said in a press conference: 'I don’t care if someone wants to pay a high price for a doner kebab. They can pay TL 100,000 if they want'

He stressed that there are restaurants in the area that charge significantly less for the same food.

Britain could form an air bridge with Turkey, allowing tourists to travel freely between the two with no mandatory 14-day quarantine. 

But plans were thrown off after it was revealed that the number of new coronavirus cases in Turkey has doubled in a month after the country started easing lockdown restrictions in late May. 

Professor Guner Sonmez, of Üsküdar university, said he feared the government was losing control. 

Turkey has seen 198,613 cases and more than 5,000 deaths due to the killer bug.

This is not the first time visitors have been hit with massive bills from restaurants in popular tourist spots. 

The Antico Caffè di Marte (pictured) in Rome came under fire for the expensive prices it charged tourists before threatening to sue complaining customers

The Antico Caffè di Marte (pictured) in came under fire for the expensive prices it charged tourists before threatening

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