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The Tarakli Flysch in the Boyali area (Sakarya Terrane, northern Turkey): Implications for the tectonic history of the IntraPontide suture zone

Catanzariti, Rita
Ellero, Alessandro
Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal
Marroni, Michele
Ottria, Giuseppe
Pandolfi, Luca
In the Boyali area, northern Turkey, the tectonic units of the Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane and the IntraPontide suture zone are thrust over the deposits at the top of the Sakarya Terrane, known as Tarakli Flysch. It consists of Early Maastrichtian-Middle Paleocene turbidite and mass-gravity deposits, whose source mainly corresponds to the Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane, and, with a lesser extent, to the IntraPontide suture zone. These deposits were sedimented in a foredeep basin developed during the convergence between Sakarya and Eurasian continental microplates. In the Late Paleocene-Early Eocene time span, the Tarakli Flysch was deformed (D1 phase) during the closure of the foredeep basin. In the Miocene time, the strike-slip tectonics (D2 phase) related to the North-Anatolian fault produced further deformations of the Tarakli Flysch. (C) 2013 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.