A TURKISH bellboy has spoken of his shock after an elderly Brit guest at his hotel left him a small fortune.
Taskin Dasdan, who works at the Korumar Hotel De Luxe in Aydin, Turkey, was given the undisclosed sum by Charles George Courtney after he died earlier this year, reports claim.
The pair had struck up a close friendship after Charles, who lived in Hastings, East Sussex, stayed at the hotel every year.
Taskin had been working as a bellboy at the Korumar since 1990 and would regularly see the Brit taking his vacation in the resort.
Charles would often chat to the staff and was a popular guest, Taskin said.
He told Bayez Gazete: “At the hotel, we treat everyone equally, we treat them as family, not as tourists.”
The bellboy revealed he knew Charles was generous because the older manhad once given him some money for his children's education.
But Taskin said he never expected to get any further gifts from the tourist and was stunned to recieve the lion's share of Charles' will.
Despite his windfall, Taskin plans to carry on working because he loves his job too much to quit.
He first heard about the fortune when the hotel was contacted by officials from the UK saying they wanted to speak to some members of staff.
The bellboy admitted he was floored when he was told about it saying: “We got a phone call from England after Charles passed saying that he had left us a large share of his inheritance.”
Speaking to local media, Taskin said that the generous offer also included some smaller amounts to his hotel colleagues, and he admitted he and they had no idea they were in line to get anything.
The exact amount of the money that was left by the British man was not revealed, but it was said to be enough that the Turkish man does not need to work again.
Taskin told the Bayez Gazete that Charles always stayed in room 401, which had become known as 'Charlie's Room' and would always remind staff at the hotel of the Brit who went from being a guest to a member of the family.
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