By Aysu Bicer

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index ended the day down 0.47% to close at 102,589.71 points on Monday.

Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 102,551.80 points. It lost 482.09 points compared to last week's close of 102,706.52 points.

An ounce of gold sold for $1,504 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, versus $1,504.20 at the previous close.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.7160 as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1515GMT) at the close of Monday — up from 5.6830 at Friday's close.

The euro/Turkish lira exchange rate was 6.2950, while one British pound traded for 7.1250 Turkish liras as of close.

The price of Brent oil was around $67.40 per barrel as of 6.15 p.m. local time (1600GMT) on Monday.

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