Turkey are in a healthier position in Pool B following their opening game loss against Thailand ©Volleyball World

Ebrar Karakurt produced a match-winning performance to guide Turkey to a marginal victory over Dominican Republic at the Women's World Volleyball Championship in Gdańsk.

She led her team with 29 points to help Turkey to a tie-break win in Pool B.

Dominican Republic took the advantage after the first set, triumphing 25-21, before their opponents responded by taking the next two sets 25-21, 25-18.

The Caribbean nation then forced a tie-break after securing the fourth set 25-16.

During a tense finale, Turkey sealed the deal with a 15-13 win in set five.

Thailand and co-hosts Poland also enjoyed victories in Pool B.

Poland inflicted a 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 defeat on South Korea while Thailand beat Croatia 25-18, 25-13, 25-21.

After winning three from three, Poland are top of the pool with Dominican Republic and Turkey following in second and third.

China maintained their flawless form against Japan winning 28-26, 25-17, 29-27, while Brazil beat Colombia 25-14, 25-12, 25-20 as they suffered their third consecutive loss in Pool D in Arnhem.

Argentina secured their first win of the competition after besting Czech Republic 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22.

The Netherlands - the other co-hosts - moved to the top of Pool A by beating Puerto Rico 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-15.

The competition's pool stage is set to continue tomorrow.