ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,093.52 points on Friday, down 6.74 points or 0.61% from the previous close. 

At Thursday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index slipped 1.25% to 1,100.26 points with a daily trading volume of 20.2 billion Turkish liras ($2.8 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 7.3490 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Friday, up from Thursday’s closing rate of 7.3160.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 8.6860, versus 8.6730, and one British pound traded for 9.6210 Turkish liras. It was 9.6650 at the previous close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $45.07 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Friday.

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