By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Thursday at 1,551.57 points, down 1.13%.
Starting the day at 1,578.03 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index lost 17.78 points over the midweek's close of 1,569.35 points.
The price of one ounce of gold was $1,865.35 by market close, up from $1,849 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $55.90 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Thursday.