By Muhammed Ali Gurtas and Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the week down 0.87% to close at 95,734.17 points on Friday.
Starting the day at 97,199.04 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 844.53 points from Thursday's close at 96,578.70 points.
On a weekly basis, the benchmark index posted a 3.69% decline. At the beginning of this year, the BIST 100 stood around 89,000 points.
An ounce of gold was sold for $1,512.10 at the weekly close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,512.00 at the previous close.
The price of Brent oil was $58.55 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Friday -- hovering between $58.28 and $59.49 during the day.
At the beginning of 2019, a barrel of Brent oil was sold for around $53.