By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day down 2.17% to close at 99,648.74 points on Wednesday.
Starting the day at 102,146.54 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped 2,497.80 points from 101,859.28 points at Tuesday's close.
An ounce of gold sold for $1,508.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,504.90 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil was $58.53 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Wednesday -- with a day range of $57.91 to $59.27.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil sold for around $53.