By Tuba Sahin

ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index slipped by 0.12%, or 131.29 points, to start Tuesday at 107,873.01 points.

On Monday, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index hit 108,004.30 points at close, up 1.03% with a daily trading volume of 9.64 billion Turkish liras (some $1.67 billion).

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.7570 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Tuesday, compared to 5.7530 at Monday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 6.3780, versus 6.3510, and one British pound traded for 7.4680 Turkish liras, while it was 7.4470 at the previous close.

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