Turkish stocks down 0.66 pct at close

By Tuba Sahin

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index fell 0.66 percent to close at 102,255.01 points on Monday.

After opening the week at 103,078.49 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 682.13 points from the previous close.

The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate was 5.2190 as of the daily close, versus 5.2130 at Friday's close.

One euro traded for 5.9780 liras, down from 5.9860 at the previous close.

The British pound/Turkish lira exchange rate stood at 6.8290 by market close, compared with last week's close of 6.8120.

One ounce of gold was sold for $1,312.00 at the daily close in Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, down from $1,322.00 at the previous close.

With a day range of $61.33 to $63.63, the price of Brent oil was around $61.50 per barrel as of 6 p.m. local time (1500GMT) on Monday.