Turkey’s benchmark stock index rose 0.50%, or 522.71 points, to start the week at 105,902.43 points.

On Friday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 1.54% at 105,379.71 points with a daily trading volume of 7.7 billion Turkish liras ($1.3 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.7520 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Monday, compared to 5.7460 at Friday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was also up at 6.3630, versus 6.3480, and one British pound traded for 7.4289 Turkish liras, compared to 7.4390 at the previous close.

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