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.
Syrian, Afghan nationals held in Edirne and Van provinces
At least 13 people slightly injured, says the governor of Adiyaman province's Samsat district
Eurasia Airshow to gather aeronautical professionals in southern resort city of Antalya
Around 1.4M Turkish immigrants are eligible to vote for early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24
After defeat of FETO coup bid, no internal or external power will again attempt coup in Turkey, says parliament speaker
1 other terrorist injured during operation in eastern Tunceli province
Top government officials and politicians visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Security forces carried out nearly 1,400 counter-terrorism operations across Turkey over last week, says Interior Ministry
On Saturday, Turkish president said he does not want any more tensions with Greece
Afghan, Pakistani nationals among those held in Erzurum province
Turkish main opposition deputies resign to join Good (IYI) Party
Schools carry names of Turkish premier's mother and mother-in-law
Recep Tayyip Erdogan marks National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, held every year on April 23