Turkey’s benchmark stock index started the week at 117.384,51 points on Monday, up 1.41%, or 1,636.04 points.

At Friday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.99% at 115.748,47 points with a daily trading volume of 20.9 billion Turkish liras ($3 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8650 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Monday, compared to 6.8660 at the last week’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 7.7530 from 7.7200 and one British pound traded for 8.5970 Turkish liras, up from 8.5850 at the Friday’s close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $43.40 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Monday.

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