Menderes Massif (Western Turkey): structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution - a synthesis

The Menderes Massif covers large areas in western Turkey. The better understanding of its tectono-metamorphic history would provide insight for the Alpine evolution of western Turkey and the entire eastern Mediterranean region. This paper summarizes the available literature on the metamorphic rocks of western Turkey and that of the Menderes Massif with special reference and emphasis to the papers presented in the special issue.


29 October 2007, Çameli earthquake and structural damages at unreinforced masonry buildings
Kaplan, H.; Yilmaz, S.; Akyol, E.; Sen, G.; Tama, Y. S.; Cetinkaya, N.; Nohutcu, H.; Binici, H.; Atimtay, E.; Sarisin, A. (Copernicus GmbH, 2008-8-26)
A recent earthquake of M=4.9 occurred on 29 October 2007 in C¸ ameli, Denizli, which is located in a seismically active region at southwest Anatolia, Turkey. It has caused extensive damages at unreinforced masonry buildings like many other cases observed in Turkey during other previous earthquakes. Most of the damaged structures were non-engineered, seismically deficient, unreinforced masonry buildings. This paper presents a site survey of these damaged buildings. In addition to typical masonry damag...
Carbonate sedimentation in an extensional active margin: Cretaceous history of the Haymana region, Pontides
Okay, Aral; Altıner, Demir (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2016-10-01)
The Haymana region in Central Anatolia is located in the southern part of the Pontides close to the A degrees zmir-Ankara suture. During the Cretaceous, the region formed part of the south-facing active margin of the Eurasia. The area preserves a nearly complete record of the Cretaceous system. Shallow marine carbonates of earliest Cretaceous age are overlain by a 700-m-thick Cretaceous sequence, dominated by deep marine limestones. Three unconformity-bounded pelagic carbonate sequences of Berriasian, Albia...
Review of post-collisional volcanism in the Central Anatolian Volcanic Province (Turkey), with special reference to the Tepekoy Volcanic Complex
KUŞCU, GONCA; Geneli, Fatma (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2010-04-01)
Neogene-Quaternary post-collisional volcanism in Central Anatolian Volcanic Province (CAVP) is mainly characterized by calc-alkaline andesites-dacites, with subordinate tholeiitic-transitional-mildly alkaline basaltic volcanism of the monogenetic cones. Tepekoy Volcanic Complex (TVC) in Nigde area consists of base surge deposits, and medium to high-K andesitic-dacitic lava flows and basaltic andesitic flows associated with monogenetic cones. Tepekoy lava flows petrographically exhibit disequilibrium texture...
Probabilistic earthquake hazard assessment for Ankara and its environs
Ozmen, Bulent; Başbuğ Erkan, Berna Burçak (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2014-01-01)
The capital and the second largest city of Turkey, Ankara, is generally considered to be safe in terms of seismic activities and earthquake hazard. However, recent studies and earthquakes experienced in the region showed that Ankara is not indeed seismically safe. As the number of studies on Ankara's seismic hazard increases, the number of scientists who claim that the earthquake hazard in Ankara is higher than expected also increases. However, to date no detailed analysis has been undertaken as to the eart...
Environmental geological investigations at the Van open dump site, southeastern Turkey
Akgün, Haluk (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2000-04-01)
This study evaluates the geological, hydrogeological and hydrological conditions at the I waste dump site of the Van municipality in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. A geological map and a three-dimensional view of the project site have prepared. All lithological units exposed at and near the dump site have been determined and their boundary relationships identified. Drainage basin characteristics of the dump site along with the water bearing properties of different lithological units have been assessed. For the r...
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E. Bozkurt, “Menderes Massif (Western Turkey): structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution - a synthesis,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, pp. 679–708, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: