World Bulletin / News Desk
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 667.93 points while the banking and holding sectors increased by 0.79 and 0.29 percent, respectively.
All sector indices were up in Friday's opening with the transportation sector index being the best performer, rising 0.91 percent.
On Thursday, the benchmark stock index went down 0.48 percent to close at 115,491.19 points.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate fell to 3.7550 Turkish liras at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Friday, compared with Thursday's closing rate of 3.7680.
The euro-lira rate was also down to 4.5330 from Thursday's close of 4.5500.
The price of Brent oil rose to $68.02 per barrel on Friday morning, compared with $67.70 at the previous close.
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Data monitoring company IHS Markit also flagged a slight slowdown in France, where strikes were interrupting a resurgent boom on the back of government reforms.
Treasury reports central government debt stock in March rises around 15 pct year-on-year, reaching nearly $235 billion
Sales to foreigners amounted to 1,827, 15.8 pct rise year-on-year, according to official report
BIST 100 slips 0.15 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0460
BIST 100 rises 0.01 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate drops to 4.0250
Fresh hopes that Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will hold a historic summit within months also provided some much-needed optimism.
The fund cautioned that investors and financial markets expect a steady approach to monetary tightening based on the belief inflation will remain relatively tame.
Turkey's assets abroad go up 2.4 percent at end of February 2018, compared to end of 2017: Turkish Central Bank
BIST 100 decreases 0.12 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.1020
Hong Kong and China ended down after fluctuating through the morning on data showing the world's number two economy expanded in January-March at the same rate as the previous three months.
For Turkey, Germany is a very important, indispensable partner: Turkish Energy Minister Albayrak says in Berlin
BIST 100 rises 0.69 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0830
The United States, Britain and France carried out attacks at the weekend on alleged chemical weapons facilities, in response to what they say was a toxic gas attack by the Russia-backed Assad regime a week before.
Excluding interest payments, central government budget balance saw surplus of nearly $500M in first quarter of 2018