Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
21 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2018

Paleomagnetic constraints on the timing and distribution of Cenozoic rotations in Central and Eastern Anatolia

Derya Gürer, Douwe J. J. van Hinsbergen, Murat Özkaptan, Iverna Creton, Mathijs R. Koymans, Antonio Cascella, and Cornelis G. Langereis

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Short summary
Central and Eastern Anatolia (present-day Turkey) accommodated Africa–Eurasia convergence in Cenozoic times. As a result, the region underwent distributed deformation and rotation. We provide a paleomagnetic dataset from sedimentary basins and assess the timing and amount of rotations. The obtained rotation patterns together with known fault zones suggest that south-central Turkey represents a coherently counterclockwise-rotating domain.