Southern Europe ablaze as over 100 fires burn through Greece and Turkey
EU sends aid to Turkey in the latest update in fight to contain more than 100 fires
video report by Louise Greenwood
The European Union has sent aid to Turkey to help combat the fires that are burning through large parts of the country. To date, 129 fires have been recorded in 35 cities and towns since Wednesday.
On Saturday, thousands of tourists were evacuated by sea from hotels along Turkey's southern coast as wildfires continued to bring chaos to the region.
An estimated 1,100 holidaymakers and hotel staff in the popular resort of Bodrum awoke to find forest fires had cut off access to roads around the town. Gathering on the beach, nearly 20 private boats and yachts arrived to assist in the evacuation effort.
It was just one of many harrowing stories coming from Turkey, as the death toll rose to eight.
Another 864 people have had to seek medical treatment because of injuries.