By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkiye's benchmark stock index opened at 2,070.35 points on midweek, up 24.32 points, or 1.9%, from the previous close.
On Tuesday, the BIST 100 index closed the day at 2,046.03 points after increasing 11.84 points, or 0.04%, with a daily trading volume of 42 billion liras ($3.05 billion).
The US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate dropped to 13.7657 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), versus 13.8400 at Tuesday's close.
The euro/lira exchange rate was down to 15.6591 from 15.6760, while a British pound traded for 18.7844 liras, up from 18.7298.
Brent crude oil sold for around $83.60 per barrel as of 10 a.m. local time (0700GMT).