Fenerbahçe beat Mersin 1-0 at the brand new Mersin Arena to stay in the title race.
The Yellow Canaries had to wait until the second minute of additional time for the winning goal.
Emre Belözoğlu scored a long range effort to score the games only goal.
Fenerbahçe closed the gap with league leaders Galatasaray to three points following the win.
The Lions will take on third placed Beşiktaş next in the Istanbul derby.
MERSİN İDMAN YURDU 0 – 1 FENERBAHÇE
Stadium: Mersin Arena
Referees: Cüneyt Çakır, Bahattin Duran, Tarık Ongun
Mersin İdman Yurdu: Muammer Yıldırım, Serkan Balcı, Mitrovic, Servet Çetin, Vederson, Murat Ceylan, Khalili, Nakoulma, Oktay Delibalta, Pedriel, Welliton
Manager: Rıza Çalımbay
Fenerbahçe: Volkan Demirel, Gökhan Gönül, Alves, Egemen Korkmaz, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Mehmet Topal, Meireles, Kuyt, Diego, Caner Erkin, Sow
Manager: İsmail Kartal
Goals: min. 90+2 Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe)
Red Card: min. 50 Muammer Zulfikar Yıldırım (Mersin İdman Yurdu)
Yellow Cards: min. 6 Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe)