ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,345.91 points on Wednesday, rising 0.45% or 6.02 points from the previous close.

Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index on Tuesday climbed 0.75 to reach 1,339.89 points, with a daily trading volume of 27.5 billion Turkish liras (nearly $3.5 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 7.8260 as of 9:30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), versus 7.8210 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 9.5030 from 9.4870, while one British pound traded for 10.5050 Turkish liras, up from 10.4810.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $48.70 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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