ISTANBUL

Turkey’s benchmark stock index increased 0.12% or 103.18 points on Friday to start the day at 89,614.06 points.

At Thursday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 0.48% at 89,510.88 points, with a daily trading volume of 10.6 billion Turkish liras ($1.6 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate climbed to 6.6920 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Friday, versus 6.6410 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also rose to 7.2440, compared to 7.2150, and one British pound traded for 8.2980 Turkish liras, versus 8.2490 at Thursday’s close.

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