The woman had been having a course of treatment for a bad back when she assaulted at a hotel spa
A BRITISH tourist has been raped during a massage at a hotel spa while on holiday in Turkey’s notorious Marmaris resort.
The first couple of treatments passed without incident but on Friday the woman – who is in her 40s and from the North East of England – was allegedly attacked by 27-year-old Ziya Bozkurt.
According to local reports, he raped her as she lay face down on the massage table.
She is said to have leapt off the table screaming for help, before fleeing to her room.
Hotel staff and her friend accompanied the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to hospital for checks then to the local police station.
Married Bozkurt was arrested and taken in for questioning.
Initially he admitted “making a mistake” but later insisted the sex was consensual. He was released on bail pending inquiries.
The incident is the third sex attack involving Britons reported in Marmaris in the past few weeks.
Last week the Sunday Mirror reported how a woman managed to fight off a knife-wielding attacker who broke into her room.
He was later arrested. Another British tourist said she was raped by a taxi driver.
The sex attacks follow other recent incidents in Marmaris involving Britons.
Dwayne Ward, 17, from Middlesbrough, was robbed and stabbed.
And schoolgirl Faye Jones, 16, from Northumberland, ran away with a violent local bar-worker. She has now been found.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We would encourage people to take the same precautions they would at home.”