The Tarakli Flysch in the Boyali area (Sakarya Terrane, northern Turkey): Implications for the tectonic history of the IntraPontide suture zone

Catanzariti R., Ellero A., GÖNCÜOĞLU M. C., Marroni M., Ottria G., Pandolfi L.

COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE, vol.345, pp.454-461, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 345
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.crte.2013.11.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-461
  • Keywords: Foredeep deposits, Sakarya Terrane, IntraPontide suture zone, Tarakli Flysch, Northern Turkey, PONTIDES
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the Boyali area, northern Turkey, the tectonic units of the Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane and the IntraPontide suture zone are thrust over the deposits at the top of the Sakarya Terrane, known as Tarakli Flysch. It consists of Early Maastrichtian-Middle Paleocene turbidite and mass-gravity deposits, whose source mainly corresponds to the Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane, and, with a lesser extent, to the IntraPontide suture zone. These deposits were sedimented in a foredeep basin developed during the convergence between Sakarya and Eurasian continental microplates. In the Late Paleocene-Early Eocene time span, the Tarakli Flysch was deformed (D1 phase) during the closure of the foredeep basin. In the Miocene time, the strike-slip tectonics (D2 phase) related to the North-Anatolian fault produced further deformations of the Tarakli Flysch. (C) 2013 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.