Post-Miocene Deformation in the South of the Galatean Volcanic Province, NW of Central Anatolia (Turkey)

Central Anatolia, located on the immense Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt, has a complicated neotectonic evolution, and NE-SW-trending Neogene horsts-graben systems that rejuvenate pre-existing palaeostructures are among the most important structures which help us understand the tectonic evolution of Central Anatolia.


Post-Paleogene (post-Middle Eocene-pre-Miocene) geodynamic evolution of the Upper Cretaceous-Paleogene Basins in Central Anatolia, Turkey.
Rojay, Fuat Bora (2017-04-22)
Central Anatolia is one of the key areas on the evolution of Cretaceous-Paleogene Tethys where stratigraphy of the region is well studied. However not well linked with tectonics. The so-called "Ankara Mélange" belt (AOM) and the basins on top are important elements in the understanding of the İzmir-Ankara-Erzincan suture belt (İAES) evolution in Anatolia (Turkey) and in the evolution of Tethys in minor Asia (Turkey). Some of the basins are directly situated on top of the tectonic slices of the accretionary ...
Segmented African Lithosphere Beneath Anatolia Imaged by Teleseismic P Wave Tomography
Biryol, C. Berk; Zandt, George; Beck, Susan L.; Özacar, Atilla Arda (2010-05-02)
Anatolia, a part of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt, is shaped by a variety of complex tectonic processes that define the major tectonic provinces across which different deformation regimes exist. Collision related plateau formation dominates the present lithospheric deformation to the east and slab roll-back related back-arc extension takes place in the west. The two zones are connected at the northern part of the region by strike-slip faulting along the right-lateral North Anatolian Fault Zone. Recent ...
Paleomagnetic evidence for an inverse rotation history of Western Anatolia during the exhumation of Menderes core complex
UZEL, BORA; Langereis, Cornelis G.; Kaymakcı, Nuretdin; SÖZBİLİR, HASAN; ÖZKAYMAK, ÇAĞLAR; Ozkaptan, Murat (2015-03-15)
Within the Aegean extensional system, the izmir-Balikesir Transfer Zone (IBTZ) is a crucial element in the late Cenozoic evolution of western Anatolia since it accommodates the differential deformation between the Cycladic and the Menderes metamorphic core complexes. Here, we determine the rotational history of western Anatolia using new paleomagnetic data from 87 sites in Miocene volcano-sedimentary rocks to better understand the role of the IBTZ. Our results reveal two discrete and opposite major rotation...
Post-paleocene deformation in Kalecik region, East of Ankara, Turkey
Kasımoğlu, Pınar; Rojay, Fuat Bora; Department of Geological Engineering (2010)
In order to understand the tectonic evolution of the Kalecik region (Ankara, Turkey), a structural field study was performed in a selected area located in the east of Kalecik, where mostly imbricated thrust sheets of the Cretaceous Ophiolitic melange crop out. In the study area, the Cretaceous Ophiolitic melange, Cretaceous radiolaria-bearing sequences and the Paleocene units are all intruded by sub-vertical dykes. The attitudes of planar structures (dykes, beds and faults) and the kinematic data measured o...
Neogene Kinematics of the Potwar Plateau and the Salt Range, NW Himalayan Front: A Paleostress Inversion and AMS study
Qayyum, Abdul; Poesse, Jorik Willem; Kaymakcı, Nuretdin; Langereis, Cornelis G.; Gülyüz, Erhan; Ahsan, Naveed (2021-06-01)
We provide new kinematic data from the Potwar Plateau (Pakistan) to evaluate the tectonic evolution of the region during the Neogene. The plateau is bound by two major strike-slip faults in the west and the east, accommodating its southwards translation. We have recognized two Neogene deformation phases in the plateau, based on paleostress inversion and Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) tensors. The first phase lasted until the early Pliocene and was characterized by vertical minor stress and N-S ...
Citation Formats
F. B. Rojay, “Post-Miocene Deformation in the South of the Galatean Volcanic Province, NW of Central Anatolia (Turkey),” TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, pp. 653–672, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: