18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. play-off.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
3-4 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
5 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
16-18 place: relegated to 2016/2017 1. Lig
Promotion to the league:
3 teams from 2015/2016 1. Lig
Changes from last season:
Karabükspor, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Balıkesirspor relegated to 1. Lig
Kayserispor, Osmanlıspor and Antalyaspor promoted from 1. Lig