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By Yunus Girgin
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index ended Monday down 0.73% at 1,314.25 points.
After starting the week at 1,329.29 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index dropped 9.70 points from 1,323.95 points at Friday's close.
During the day, the index hovered between 1,299.27 and 1,336.14 points – 41 stocks on the index rose, 55 fell, and four were flat compared to Friday.
The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 969.4 billion Turkish liras ($122.9 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 33.6 billion Turkish liras ($4.26 billion).
The highest trading volumes on Monday were posted by private lender Garanti BBVA, real estate investment trust Emlak Konut, and glass manufacturer Sisecam.
Ege Endustri, which manufactures components for the automotive industry, was the best performer of the day, with its shares up 10%, while stocks of private lender Yapi ve Kredi Bank suffered the most, losing 4.85%.
The price of one ounce of gold was $1,865.00 by market close, down from $1,868.40 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $45.40 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) on Monday.