Turkey’s benchmark stock index was up 0.59%, or 634.21 points, to start Thursday at 108,555.89 points.

On Wednesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.08% to 107,921.68 points with a daily trading volume of 7.4 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.8030 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared to 5.8070 at Wednesday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 6.4690, versus 6.4410, and one British pound traded for 7.6820 Turkish liras, while it was 7.6670 at the previous close.

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