Turkey’s benchmark stock index started Thursday at 106,084.66 points with a daily rise of 0.21%, or 240.49 points.

On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index slipped by 0.13% to close the day at 105,844.17 points with a daily trading volume of 8.6 billion Turkish liras (some $1.49billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.7770 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared to 5.7780 at Wednesday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.3660, versus 6.3560, and one British pound traded for 7.4970 Turkish liras, versus 7.4480 at the previous close.

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