Yildirim, Jahangiri discuss latest developments in Syria, Iraq during meeting in Turkish capital Ankara.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in capital Ankara on Thursday.

Yildirim and Jahangiri discussed the latest developments in Syria and Iraq, and other regional and international issues during the closed-door meeting at Cankaya Palace, a prime ministry source said.

Jahangiri is scheduled to attend the Developing-8 Countries (D-8) meeting in Istanbul on Friday.

The ninth summit marks the 20th anniversary of the economic group consisting of eight emerging economies from the Muslim world.

The organization was established on June 15, 1997 by Turkey, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Today, the organization has a combined GDP of $3.7 trillion and includes more than one billion people -- around 15 percent of the world’s population.

Two of its members -- Turkey and Indonesia -- are among the group of the world’s 20 biggest economies.

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