By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index started Thursday up 0.45% or 425.27 points to open at 95,256.46 points.
On Wednesday, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 0.62% to close at 94,831.19 points with a daily trading volume of 5.48 billion Turkish liras ($950.1 million).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.7810 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Thursday, compared to 5.7680 at Wednesday's close.
The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.5780, versus 6.5550, and one British pound traded for 7.3470 Turkish liras, compared to 7.3360.
One barrel of Brent oil sold for around $65.40 as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT) on Thursday.