ISTANBUL

Turkiye’s benchmark stock index opened at 1,969.73 points on Friday, up 11.73 points, or 0.6%, from the previous close.

The BIST 100 index was down 44.34 points, or 2.21%, to close Thursday at 1,957.90 points, with a daily trading volume of 22.7 billion Turkish liras ($1.67 billion).

The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 13.5950 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), from 13.5390 at Thursday’s close.

The euro/lira exchange rate climbed to 15.5620 from 15.4120, while a British pound traded for 18.4620 liras, up from 18.4460 a day earlier.

Brent crude oil sold for around $91.35 per barrel as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).

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