ANKARA

Amid rising fears of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed Monday at 114,789.21 points, down 1.75% from the previous close. 

There are no known cases of the virus in Turkey, but news of coronavirus’ spread in Iran and Italy, among other countries, weighed heavily on global investors Monday.

During the day, the index hovered between 113,729.52 points and 114,984.40 points.

The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 798 billion Turkish liras (about $130 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 12.5 billion Turkish liras ($2 billion).

On the first transaction day

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