World Bulletin / News Desk
The banking and holding sector indices increased by 0.02 and 0.13 percent, respectively.
Among all sectors, the information technology sector index saw the highest rise -- up 0.63 percent -- whereas the telecommunication sector index suffered the biggest decline, going down 1.89 percent.
At close on Thursday, the BIST 100 was up 817.85 points -- 0.76 percent -- to 108,971.01 points. The day’s trading volume was 5 billion Turkish lira ($1.3 billion).
The U.S. dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate rose to 3.8750 as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) on Friday, compared with Thursday's close at 3.8240.
The euro/Turkish lira rate also increased to 4.5670 on Friday morning, up from 4.5240 at close on Thursday.
Brent oil stood at $63.46 per barrel at 0658GMT on Friday, up from $63.31 at the last close.