ANKARA

Turkey’s benchmark stock index increased 1.55 % or 1,719.18 points Thursday to start the day at 112,504.56 points.  

At Wednesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index went down %0.38 to 110,785.38 points with a daily trading volume of 11.2 billion Turkish liras ($1.8 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate decreased to 6.0680 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), up from Wednesday’s closing rate of 6.0960. 

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.7640, versus 6.7760, and one British pound was traded for 7.8430 Turkish liras. It was 7.8470 at the previous close. 

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