By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index rose by 0.65% or 784.25 points on Wednesday to start the midweek at 120,585.88 points.
At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped 0.29% to 119,801.63 points with a daily trading volume of 11.5 billion Turkish liras ($1.9 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 5.9450 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday, compared to Tuesday's closing rate of 5.9490.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate also remained the same at 6.5480, versus 6.5490, and one British pound was traded for 7.7600 Turkish liras. It was 7.7520 at the previous close.
One barrel of Brent crude oil sold for around $59.50 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Wednesday.