A fore-arc origin for the Thrace Basin, NW Turkey

Gorur N., Okay A.

International Journal of Earth Sciences, cilt.85, ss.662-668, 1996 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s005310050104
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.662-668


Hydrocarbon-bearing Thrace Basin occupies much of the European part of Turkey. The Middle Eocene to Oligocene sequence in the centre of the basin exceeds 9 km in thickness. Based on the stratigraphy, structure and the regional context of this basin, we propose that it developed as a fore-arc basin between the medial Eocene and the Oligocene, above the northward subducting Intra-Pontide Ocean. Its post-Miocene history has been dominated mainly by wrench tectonics resulting from the activity of the now-deactivated northwestern strand of the present-day North Anatolian fault zone. © Springer-Verlag 1996.