By D. J. J. Van Hinsbergen

The Mediterranean and northerly Arabian areas offer a distinct common laboratory to constrain geodynamics linked to arc-continent and continent-continent collision and next orogenic cave in by way of analysing local and temporal distributions of many of the parts within the geological archive. This publication combines 13 new contributions that spotlight timing and distribution of the Cretaceous to contemporary evolution of the Calabrian, Carpathian, Aegean and Anatolian segments of the Africa-Arabia-Eurasia subduction area. those are subdivided into 5 papers documenting the timing and kinematics of Cretaceous arc-continent collision, and Eocene and Miocene continent-continent collision in Anatolia, with westward extrusion of Anatolia for that reason. 8 papers supply an outline and new info from stratigraphy, constitution, metamorphism and magmatism, overlaying the geological results of the principally Neogene cave in that characterizes the segments of curiosity, according to overdue degree reorganization of the subduction quarter, and the roll-back and break-off of (segments of) the subducting slab.

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C ¸ es¸misebil (Area 4) An important question is how far north do the regional metamorphosed Anatolide platform and related melanges extend? Where exposed, the platform, overlying melange and ophiolitic units dip regionally northwards at a low angle, with repetitions caused by folding and local faulting. The platform, melange and ophiolitic rocks appear from beneath young cover sediments near C ¸ es¸misebil, further NE (Fig. 10). In this area, the carbonate platform is almost entirely covered by Neogene –Recent sediments but there are small outcrops, most notably in the Cihanbeyli area, near C ¸ es¸misebil village (Figs 5 & 10), where we observed melange, overlying ophiolite and remnants of a metamorphic sole.

This unit is classified as dismembered ophiolite rather than ophiolitic melange (as at Fig. 13. Outline geological map of the Bademli area (No. 7), which includes a small exposure of the contact between the Anatolide carbonate platform and the Anatolide melange. See Figure 5 for location and the text for discussion. The map details are from the Turkish 100 000 topographical map. OPHIOLITE EMPLACEMENT IN CENTRAL TURKEY C ¸ es¸misebel; see above). Where the ophiolite/diabase dyke unit is underlain by melange, the contact zone includes purple to green schistose serpentinite with blocks of meta-chert ( jasper).

Restoration of rifted margin The main tectonic units of the continental margin can be restored from south to north as follows: Geyik Dag˘ (and Hadim/Bolkar nappe); Menderes Massif; Afyon–Bolkardag˘ zone; Tavs¸anlı zone; Beys¸ehir/Lycian nappes and ‘sedimentary-volcanic melange’ (non-ophiolitic melange). The main considerations are regional stacking order, facies and lithology, metamorphism, recrystallization and deformation, and the timing of emplacement of melange onto platform units. The Geyik Dag˘ and over-riding Hadim/Bolkar nappe in the south are unmetamorphosed and were never deeply buried.

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