Azubuike Okechukwu was on the bench for the second consecutive Super Lig match on Saturday and Basaksehir were downed 2-0 away to Fenerbahce.
Goals courtesy of Max Kruse (72′) and Vedat Muriqi (86′) ensured the host secured maximum points in the keenly contested game.
The result at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium means Fenerbahce climbed to second in the table, one point ahead of the visitors.
Okechukwu last featured in Basaksehir’s Cup tie against Kirklarelispor on Tuesday, he played 71 minutes and the game ended goalless.
So far this season the midfielder has made 12 league appearances, 18 in all competitions this term.
The Nigerian International, who is on loan from Egypt Premier League side Pyramids FC, will likely return to his Parent club at the end of his current spell with the Istanbul club side.
Two seasons ago, Okechukwu made his Super Lig debut with Yeni Malatyaspor having helped the club gain promotion fro the TFF Lig. 1.
He joined the club from Bayelsa United in the summer of 2015 for a reported €200,000.