Reigning Paralympic champion Gizem Girismen highlighted a spectacular session for the country when she secured a convincing 7-1 victory over Great Britain’s Kate Murray in the women’s Individual Recurve - W1/W2.
Her compatriots ensured there would be a three-strong Turkish representation in the last eight of the event as Hatice Bayar defeated Ukraine’s Roksolana Dzoba-Balian 6-4 and Ozlem Hacer Kalay emerged with a 6-2 victory from her encounter with Finland’s Saana-Maria Sinisalo.
They were joined later in the day by Gulbin Su, who beat Kseniya Markitantova of Ukraine to maintain her quest for gold in the women’s Individual Compound - Open, and Dogan Hanci, who stormed to a 7-1 victory over Sweden’s Robert Larsson in the men’s event.
Great Britain’s John Cavanagh delivered one of the strongest performances of the day in the men’s Individual Compound - W1 by defeating the USA's Jerry Shields 7-1, sparking raucous celebrations among the spectators.
'I think it's mainly lots of my friends and family here to embarrass me,' he joked.
Cavanagh will now meet the USA's Jeff Fabry in the next round and predicts it will prove to be a close encounter.
'We've met many times before - we met in Beijing (2008) and Athens (2004) and we seem to swap who wins each time and, I don't know for sure, but I think it's my turn.'
Meanwhile, Italian Oscar de Pellegrini, Myeong-Gu Lee of the Republic of Korea and Iran's Roham Shahabipour secured their places in the next round of the men’s Individual Recurve - W1/W2 with emphatic 6-0 victories.
'I'm happy with my performance,' said Lee. 'It is my first Paralympic Games so I was excited and the same time I was nervous. However, I was confident and tried to keep concentration during that game.'
There were, however, shock exits for reigning Paralympic Games champions Cheng Changjie of China and John Stubbs of Great Britain, who were beaten in the men's Individual Recurve - W1/W2 and Individual Compound - Open respectively.