Turkey’s benchmark stock index started Monday at 98,661.63 points, up 0.49%, or 481.81 points.

On Friday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index rose 2.01% to close the day at 98,179.82 points with a daily trading volume of 12.8 billion Turkish liras ($2 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 6.9390 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Monday, compared to 6.9410 at last week’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also fell to 7.5280, versus 7.5460, and one British pound traded for 8.6650 Turkish liras, versus 8.6910 at the previous close.

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