World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking and holding sectors indices increased by 1.07 and 0.64 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, the transportation sector index saw the biggest rise -- up 1.83 percent -- whereas the insurance sector index had the highest decline, going down 0.14 percent.
At close on Wednesday, the BIST 100 was up 273.80 points -- 0.27 percent -- to 102,341.83 points. The day’s trading volume was 5.7 billion Turkish liras (nearly $1.4 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate decreased to 3.9520 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) on Thursday, compared with Wednesday's close at 3.9650.
The euro/Turkish lira rate also slightly decreased to 4.6920 on Thursday morning, down from 4.6940 at the close on Wednesday.
Brent oil stood at $62.75 per barrel at 0728GMT on Thursday, down from $63.16 in the last close.
Turkey has been main route for refugees trying to cross into Europe
Deadly attack on Sunday in capital Kabul killed 7 people
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calls on US to take action against Turkey’s coup plotters
Turkey's justice minister says state of emergency to be lifted in few days
Security forces carried out 1,950 counter-terrorism raids from July 9-16, says Interior Ministry
Unemployment rate in April records annual decline of 0.9 percentage points, according to TurkStat
Mustafa Ndiaye, a Senegalese student in Turkey, has embarked on a tour of the country to change the image of Africa in the minds of Turkish people.
July 15 martyrs commemorated in various ceremonies worldwide
On July 15, 2016, mosques prayed for national unity overnight to give Turkish people morale to stand against coup bid
President Erdogan visits July 15 Martyrs' Monument near the July 15 Martyrs Bridge
Over 100 Turkish lawmakers were inside parliament when it was bombed 3 times during 2016 defeated coup
FETO orchestrated a defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured
Salt Lake turns red due to seasonal rise in algae, which also attracts flocks of hungry flamingos
Events marking 2016 defeated coup attempt will be held throughout the day, says Binali Yildirim
Terrorist reportedly responsible for death of teenager last year, says Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu