The Galatasaray – Trabzonspor derby will be officiated by FIFA approved International referee Ali Palabıyık.
Palabıyık will officiate a game between two of the traditional big four – Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor – for the first time.
The 33-year-old manager has refereed 14 games this sesaon and show 78 yellow cards, 4 red cards and awarded six penalties.
Palabıyık has officiated two Trabzonspor games, the Black Sea Storm drew the first match with Erciyesspor and won the second game 5-1 against Mersin.
The young referee is yet to take charge of a Galatasaray game this season.
Cüneyt Çakır, Hüseyin Göcek, Halis Özkahya, Tolga Özkalfa, Barış Şimşek, Mete Kalkavan and Ali Palabıyık are Turkey’s FIFA approved International referees.
Süper Lig Round of 27 Referee list:
Gaziantepspor – Torku Konyaspor: Barış Şimşek
Karabükspor – Gençlerbirliği: Cüneyt Çakır
Kasımpaşa – Beşiktaş: Mustafa Kamil Abitoğlu
Kayseri Erciyesspor – Eskişehirspor: Fırat Aydınus
Sivasspor – Balıkesirspor: Halis Özkahya
Başakşehir – Çaykur Rizespor: Bülent Yıldırım
Trabzonspor – Galatasaray: Ali Palabıyık
Mersin İdmanyurdu – Akhisar Belediyespor: Özgür Yankaya
Fenerbahçe – Bursaspor: Hüseyin Göçek