By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index started the day at 118,792.40 points on Tuesday, up 0.26%, or 307.16 points.
At Monday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index was up 2.36% at 118,485.24 points, with a daily trading volume of 21.7 billion Turkish liras ($3.16 billion).
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was at 6.8660 as of 9:30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Tuesday, up from 6.8630 at Monday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate slipped to 7.7620 from 7.7840, and one British pound traded for 8.5950 Turkish liras, versus 8.5880 at the previous close.
One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $42.52 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).