By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey's benchmark stock index climbed 1.44% to close at 98,203.20 points on Wednesday.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 97,347.38 points, gaining 1,394.20 points from the previous close of 96,809 points.
In Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, the price of one ounce of gold reached $1,278.00 by market close, down from 1,284.45 at the previous close.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $71.65 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) Wednesday.