By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index started the day down 0.17% or 140 points to open at 83,535.32 points Thursday.
On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 1.92% to close at 83,675.33 points with a daily trading volume of 5.16 billion Turkish liras ($847.8 million).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.1470 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared to 6.0980 at Wednesday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.8700, versus 6.8110, and one British pound traded for 7.7870 Turkish liras, compared to the last close at 7.7190.
One barrel of Brent oil was sold for $70.44 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Thursday.