By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Thursday down 2.84% to close at 96,578.70 points, following a three-day break for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
Starting the day at 98,504.05 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 2,826.33 points from Friday's close at 99,405.03 points.
One ounce of gold was sold for $1,512.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, up from last week's close at $1,496.10.
The price of Brent oil was $58.15 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Thursday, with a day range of $57.67 to $59.42.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil was sold for around $53.