ISTANBUL, March 24 Turkish assets were mixed on
Monday after the weekend downing of a Syrian warplane by Turkish
forces fanned political tensions in the countdown to high-stakes
The main Istanbul share index closed down 1.35
percent at 63.710, lagging the main emerging markets index
which rose 0.88 percent.
Turkey's 10-year benchmark bond yield rose
to 11.34 percent from 11.24 percent at Friday's close. The lira
firmed to 2.2380 against the dollar by 1541 GMT,
from 2.2448 late on Friday.
The Turkish armed forces on Sunday shot down a Syrian plane
that they said had entered Turkish air space. Turkey is an
outspoken critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's handling
of the three-year-old uprising against him.
(Reporting by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Mark Heinrich)