ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,567.79 points on Thursday, up 0.36% or 5.68 points from the previous close.

Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.53% to end Wednesday at 1,562.11 points, with a daily trading volume of 24.9 billion Turkish liras ($3.3 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 7.5000 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), from 7.5060 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was at 8.9900, up from 8.9350, while one British pound traded for 10.4700 Turkish liras, dropping from 10.4640.

One Brent crude oil barrel sold for around $67.81 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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