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.