Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Solid Earth, 9, 295–322, 2018
Solid Earth, 9, 295–322, 2018

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 et al.

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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.