Beşiktaş beat Rizespor 2-1 at the Yeni Rize stadium to move into first place in the Süper Lig on 44 points.
Demba Ba scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to record his 20th goal in 26 appearances for the Black Eagles in all competitions.
Ba broke a personal record scoring against Rizespor. The 29-year-old scored 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career.
The powerful striker scored 19 goals in the 2012-13 season where he played for both Newcastle and Chelsea.
Ba has been in prolific form since joining on a £5.2 million move from Chelsea in the summer.
Beşiktaş have a tough match against fourth place side Bursaspor next week at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.