World Bulletin / News Desk
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index rose 227.94 points from Thursday's close of 114,480.45 points.
The banking and holding sectors gained 0.16 and 0.25 percent, respectively as every sector showed an increase. The investment trusts sector was the best performer, rising 0.68 percent, while the food and beverage index fell the most, declining 0.29 percent.
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate increased to 3.7830 Turkish liras at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT), compared with Thursday's closing rate of 3.7770. The euro/lira rate was also up, rising to 4.5220 from the previous day's close of 4.5170.
The price of Brent oil stood at $66.50 per barrel as of 10.18 a.m. local time (0718GMT) Friday, compared with Thursday's close of $66.16.
Premier Binali Yildirim says flight ban has been lifted 'only for Erbil. There will be no flights to Sulaymaniyah'
The island has returned to life after Turkish president’s visit, says Suakin's governor Ali Ahmad Hamid
Turkish foreign undersecretary also set to visit Washington, perhaps next week, as part of bilateral working groups
Arrests have been made in several Turkish provinces, including capital Ankara
Humanitarian aid distributed to civilians in Ma’batli town and two other villages
US support to YPG/PKK terror group ‘completely wrong’
Turkish President Erdogan, US' Trump discuss bilateral and regional issues on phone, says presidential spokesman
Deputy PM Recep Akdag expresses willingness to enhance cooperation in all fields with Pakistan
Anti-narcotics operations carried out in Istanbul, Sanliurfa, Kutahya, Eskisehir and Elazig provinces
Private transportation services can only be operated by cabs equipped with meters, says professional drivers group
Turkey's operation in Afrin, relations between US and Turkey, and Syrian refugees come under discussion
Turkish Foreign Ministry offers 'condolences to friendly government and brotherly people of Afghanistan'
Meeting with Mongolian counterpart, Turkish deputy PM says FETO terrorist group threatens friendly relations
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear terrorist groups in northwestern Syria
47-meter race for children with Down Syndrome held in northwestern Tekirdag province
MHP leader Devlet Bahceli says Nevruz festival is source of nation’s unity, peace