Season


Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

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