ISTANBUL

Turkey’s benchmark stock index dropped 0.27% to 114,138.95 points in the closing session of Thursday.

After starting the day at 114,392 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index lost 309.96 points from Wednesday’s close of 114,448.91 points.

The price of one ounce of gold was $1,761 by market close, down from $1,771.55 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul’s Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $40.60 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Thursday.

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