Turkey’s benchmark stock index started Friday at 115,117.06 points, up 0.86%, or 978.11 points.

At Thursday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.27% at 114,138.95 points with a daily trading volume of 17.8 billion Turkish liras ($2.6 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8560 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Friday, compared to 6.8530 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 7.6860 from 7.6920 and one British pound traded for 8.5320 Turkish liras, up from 8.5250 at the Thursday’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $42.80 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Friday.

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