By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index slipped 0.09% from its previous to close Wednesday at 119,689.48 points.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 120,585.88 points. As of daily close, it lost 112.16 points from Tuesday's close of 119,801.63 points.
During Wednesday's trading, the index's hovered between 119,505.76 points and 120,740.70 points.
The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 826 billion Turkish liras ($139.3 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 10.9 billion Turkish liras ($1.8 billion).
On the third transaction day of the week, 31 stocks on the index rose, 65 were down, and the remaining flat compared to Tuesday.
The highest trading volumes were posted by national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, iron/steel producer Kardemir and leasing company Is Finans.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $58.59 per barrel as of 6.45 p.m. (1545GMT) on Wednesday.