Tectonic evolution of the Cretaceous Ankara Ophiolitic Melange during the Late Cretaceous to pre-Miocene interval in Central Anatolia, Turkey


JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS, vol.65, pp.66-81, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jog.2012.06.006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-81
  • Keywords: Olistostrome, Accretionary tectonics, Cenomanian, Ankara ophiolitic melange, Cretaceous, Turkey, NORTHERN TURKEY, EASTERN PONTIDES, SUTURE ZONE, GEODYNAMIC SIGNIFICANCE, CENTRAL SAKARYA, PILLOW BASALTS, NEO-TETHYS, ARC BASIN, NW TURKEY, SUBDUCTION


The chaotic tectonic belt, which is distinguished in northern Anatolia, is called the - Ankara Accretionary Complex - in the Ankara region, central Anatolia. The belt is differentiated into three imbricated tectonic subbelts, namely, pre-Triassic metamorphics, Melange with calcareous blocks and Cretaceous melange with ophiolitic blocks (Ankara Ophiolitic Melange).