Tectonics and Magmatism in Turkey and the Surrounding Area

Bozkurt, Erdin
Piper, John D A
The volume is divided into five sections: Tethyan evolution, Neotethyan ophiolites, post-Tethyan basin evolution, neotectonics and igneous activity. The first two sections deal with Tethyan oceans, whose growth and subsequent closure dominated the geodynamic framework in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The subsequent sections deal with more recent geological developments from the Balkan Peninsula in the west to the Transcaucasus in the east that followed consumption of the Tethyan oceans. There is a broad mix of papers throughout the volume: wide-ranging review papers on ocean development and extensional tectonics are followed by detailed descriptions of petrology and geochemistry and geographically focused studies on basin evolution, specific aspects of extensional and strike-slip tectonics and discussions of the relationship of magmatic activity to the tectonic development of the area. Tectonics and Magmatism in Turkey and the Surrounding Area presents up-to-date results and ideas from a large number of international contributors on a wide range of current research activity in this region. It is essential reading for all geoscientists with an interest in both academic and applied aspects of eastern Mediterranean geology.


Tectonic and thermal evolution of a Metamorphic Core Complex: the Menderes Massif (Western Turkey)
Bozkurt, Erdin (null; 2018-04-08)
Understanding the origin of lithospheric- and crustal-scale thermal anomalies requires the study of the long-term thermo-tectonic evolution at large spatial-temporal scales. For instance, cold plate-converging settings (i.e. involving subduction) may exhume first colder units still preserving HP-LT assemblages from the earlier nappe stack, and then HT-LP parageneses in the post-orogenic setting. In both cases, the thermal evolution of such assemblages depends primarily on whether the basement is involved in...
Sedimentary basin deformation: an incremental stress approach
Tuncay, Kağan; Ortoleva, P. (Elsevier BV, 2000-8)
A key component of sedimentary basin evolution is the spatial distribution and temporal variation of stress and deformation. The many deformation processes (poroelasticity, fracturing, irreversible nonlinear viscosity, and pressure solution) are inextricably bound in a tightly coupled network which, in turn, is coupled to a myriad of basin diagenetic, thermal and hydrologic processes. In the approach presented here, the various deformation processes are integrated through an incremental stress approach. Tog...
Petrological reconstruction of Triassic seamounts/oceanic islands within the Palaeotethys: Geochemical implications from the Karakaya subduction/accretion Complex, Northern Turkey
Sayıt, Kaan; Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal (2010-10-01)
Subduction/accretion complexes provide unique insight into the tectonic assembly of continental margins and oceanic basins, as they record the tectonic stacking and juxtaposition of materials derived from distinct tectonic environments. The Karakaya Complex, exposed throughout northern Turkey, is a good example of an ancient subduction/accretion complex that includes a number of pre-Liassic units that characterize the closure of Palaeotethys. Defining the components of this complex is of crucial importance ...
Subduction dynamics beneath Anatolia: tectonic, metamorphic and thermal consequences on the Aegean/Anatolian transition zone
Bozkurt, Erdin (null; 2018-04-08)
Slab rollback and tearing are common features in subduction zones and have a strong impact on the tectonic and metamorphic evolution of the overriding plate. Slab tearing below the Aegean Sea for instance had first order tectonic and magmatic consequences because it induced toroidal asthenospheric mantle flow that controls the typology and distribution of melts at the surface but also lateral gradients of extension in the upper plate. However, coupling mechanisms between the complex 3D mantle flow at depth ...
Tectonic history of basins sited along the western section of the North Anatolian Fault System, Turkey
SARP, Gülcan; Gurboga, Sule; Toprak, Vedat; Duzgun, Sebnem (2014-01-01)
Geological and geomorphological features of basins along the western half of the North Anatolian Fault System (NAFS) are used to constrain the formation of these basins by localization of deformation and the total displacement, and to determine the timing of basin development. In this study, tectonic influence direction of the NAFS on tectonic and hydrologic basins Bolu, Yenicaga, Dortdivan, Cerkes, Ilgaz and Tosya has been investigated to deduce information about the formation stages and interaction betwee...
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E. Bozkurt and J. D. A. Piper, Tectonics and Magmatism in Turkey and the Surrounding Area. 2020.