By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index surged by 1.76% to close Thursday at 101,566.25 points.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 99,716.67 points. As of closing, it gained 1,760.08 points from Wednesday's close of 99,806.17 points.
The price of one ounce of gold was around $1,415.70 by market close, up from $1,406.00 at the previous close, according to Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets data.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $62.25 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Thursday.