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Turkish Stocks: Aselsan, Enka Insaat, Vakifbank Are Active

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March 20 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index fell for the first time in six days, losing 0.6 percent to 62,164.06 at the close in Istanbul.

The following stocks were active. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi & Ticaret AS (ASELS TI), a military electronics contractor, rose for a fifth day, adding 2 percent to 10.2 liras and extending to a record high after the company said yesterday it is setting up a joint venture in Jordan.

Enka Insaat & Sanayi AS (ENKAI TI), a builder with operations in Russia, added 2 percent to 5.20 liras, its highest in almost six weeks, after it reported profit rose 3.8 percent to 849.6 million liras ($471 million) last year.

Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi TAO (VAKBN TI), a state-run lender, fell 2 percent to 3.37 liras, leading losses among banks as lenders’ shares pulled the overall gauge down. The banking measure lost 1.2 percent to 121,870, its biggest fall in more than two weeks.

To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Istanbul at bharvey11@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net

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