ANKARA 

Turkey’s benchmark stock index started the day at 109,944.95 points on Tuesday, up by 0.28%, or 307.86 points.

At Monday’s close, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index was down 0.35% to close the day at 109,637.08 points, with a daily trading volume of 13 billion Turkish liras ($1.9 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 6.7850 as of 9:30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Tuesday, compared to 6.7910 at Monday’s close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also dropped to 7.6580 from 7.6780, and one British pound traded for 8.6480 Turkish liras, versus 8.6420 at the previous close.

One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $40.95 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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