Fenerbahce had the opportunity to catch up to its fierce rival but at one point it looked like it would take nothing at all from a 1-1 draw at Kayserispor.
Deivson Bobo set up a desperate last push from Fener with his 84th-minute strike and
Istanbul Buyuksehir's 2-0 win over Sivasspor saw the capital club build a three-point safety cushion above the relegation places.
Kasimpasa was the benefactor of a 2-2 draw at Eskisehirspor as
Ex-Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara nudged the host ahead before