Turkey’s benchmark stock index rose 0.40% or 395.12 points on Wednesday to start the day at 98,944.92 points.

At Tuesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 2.23% at 98,549.80 points, with a daily trading volume of 15.3 billion Turkish liras ($2.2 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 6.8320 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, versus 6.7960 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate increased to 7.4900, compared to 7.4530, and one British pound traded for 8.5980 Turkish liras, versus 8.5790 on Tuesday’s close.

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