Anthony Nwakaeme scored the only goal, as Trabzonspor claimed all three points at relegation-threatened Erzurumspor BB.
For the fourth consecutive Süper Lig game, the 29-year-old got his name on the score sheet — taking his goals tally to five in his last four matches and eight in 19 league games.
In a match that saw the forward’s compatriot Emem Eduok hit the post twice and had a goal disallowed, Nwakaeme dashed into the box after receiving a pass from Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban before firing past the outrushing Ibrahim Sehic, who made some stunning saves in the game.
Erzurum’s Eduok thought he had put his side level when he turned in from close range, but his celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.
Elsewhere, Rizespor claimed a 2-0 victory at Konyaspor to keep their survival hopes alive.
The club, who are four points above the drop zone, featured Chidozie Awaziem, Okechukwu Azubuike and Aminu Umar. Awaziem and Azubuike played the entirety of the game, while Umar was a second-half substitute.