ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index started Tuesday at 1,197.10 points, up 0.12%, or 1.43 points from the previous close.

At Monday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was up 0.31% at 1,195.67 points with a daily trading volume of 18.9 billion Turkish liras ($2.8 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8770 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Tuesday, compared to 6.8560 at the previous close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 8.0700 from 8.0610 and one British pound traded for 8.8780 Turkish liras, down from 8.9340.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $44.06 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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