Ibrahima Yattara broke the deadlock just before the half-hour mark and substitute Gokhan Unal wrapped up the win in the closing minutes.

Both James Troisi and Mile Jedinak started the match although Bruce Djite missed out through injury.

Troisi lasted 77 minutes before being replaced with Jedinak putting in a full shift. The ex Mariner did pick up a 31st minute booking.

Trabzonspor trail second-placed Besiktas by two points and leaders Sivasspor by three, while Genclerbirligi remain 12th.