Kemal and Fatma Alkin live alone in the little village of Marmenekse in the Famagusta region.
Their normal electricity bill is around TL 150 per month. Imagine their surprise when they received their last bill and saw it was for TL 7,164.
65 year old Kemal called the electricity office and was told that it was a mistake and would be rectified. Apparently the meter had been read incorrectly.