ISTANBUL

Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed Thursday at 101,110.11 points on the last transaction day of the week, down 0.48% from the previous close.

Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index started the day at 101,595.33 points. As of the daily close, it dropped 485.22 points from Wednesday’s close of 101,595.33 points.

Borsa Istanbul markets will be closed on Friday due to the May 1 International Labor Day.

The price of one ounce of gold was $1,717.15 by market close, up from $1,712 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul’s Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.

The price of Brent crude oil was around $26.80 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Thursday.

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