POST-TORTONIAN WESTWARD AND SOUTHWARD THRUSTING IN THE CORE OF THE ISPARTA REENTRANT (TAURUS, TURKEY) - GEODYNAMIC IMPLICATIONS


DELAMOTTE D., POISSON A., AUBOURG C., TEMIZ H.

BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, vol.166, no.1, pp.59-67, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 166 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67

Abstract

The Isparta re-entrant (Taurus, Turkey), is made up two converging thrust-systems resulting from rotations in opposite sense. In this paper, we focus on the tectonic history post-dating the rotations. Kinematic analysis of the post-Tortonian thrust-related structures gives evidence for two successive tectonic events characterized respectively by a westward and a southward tectonic transport. These new data lead us to propose a new interpretation of the Bey Daglari anticline, situated in the core of the thrust-system, as a major lateral culmination. More generally, we discuss the geodynamic evolution of this key area of the eastern Mediterranean.