Arda Turan and Abdulkader Keita inspired leaders Galatasaray to a 4-1 win over Kasimpasa in Istanbul on Sunday, while their rivals Fenerbahce slipped off the pace with their second consecutive loss.
Bahce's 2-1 loss at Istanbul Buyuksehir was quite stunning, with Fener's gun Alex seeing red. The pressure is now on Fenerbahce's German boss Christoph Daum. Into second now is upstarts Bursaspor, who thrashed Sivasspor 3-0. Meanwhile champions Besiktas won 2-1 at 4th Kayserispor to stay in the hunt.
In the battle to avoid the drop, 17th Denizlispor claimed another 3 points with their Ankaraspor 3-point gift coming around to continue their revival. That's a worry for Diyarbakirspor who slip into the drop zone after losing to Manisaspor, while last season's runners-up Sivasspor continue to struggle.