ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index dropped 2.31%, or 2,001.17 points, on Wednesday to start the day at 84,776.51 points.

Analysts said concerns about coronavirus continue in the global markets, and the first confirmed death as well as rise in the number of cases in Turkey late Tuesday adversely affected the Turkish markets at the opening.

In Tuesday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index went down 1.26% to 86,777.69 points, with a daily trading volume of 9.1 billion Turkish liras ($1.4 million).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate diminished to 6.4330 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, versus

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