ISTANBUL — Turkey's first stock exchange in more than 60 years was opened here Thursday by Deputy Prime Minister Kaya Erdem.
A stock exchange was first established in Istanbul in the late 19th Century, but with the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, it was reduced to a set of brokers' offices.
Born out of a financial scandal in 1982, the new trading floor for securities is part of a scheme drawn up by the government to regulate capital markets.
It occupies a restored 19th-Century savings institution. Twenty-five banks, nine brokerage houses and two individual brokers are licensed to operate.