By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index started Wednesday up 0.24% or 113.24 points to open at 95,534.29 points.
On Tuesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index climbed 0.25% to close at 95,421.05 points.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 5.7960 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, up from 5.7620 at Tuesday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.5880, versus 6.5730, and one British pound traded for 7.3620 Turkish liras, compared to the last close at 7.3540.
Brent oil was sold for $65.30 per barrel as of 10.00 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Wednesday.