ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,125.03 points on Thursday, up 0.03% or 0.32 points from the previous close.

At Wednesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index increased 2.95% at 1,124.71 points with a daily trading volume of 22.4 billion Turkish liras ($3.1 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 7.3090 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared to 7.2820 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 8.6620 versus 8.6980, while the British pound traded for 9.5930 Turkish liras, down from 9.7470.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $45.02 as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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