Turkey’s benchmark stock index fell by 0.12%, or 103.15 points on Thursday to start the day at 88,959.88 points. 

At the midweek’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.25% at 89,063.03 points, with a daily trading volume of 13 billion Turkish liras ($2.02 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 6.4610 as of 09.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, versus 6.4500 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also increased to 7.0420, compared to 6.9650, and one British pound traded for 7.6570 Turkish liras. It was 7.6000 at Wednesday’s close.

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