The proposed project focusses
on the Cyprus arc region in south-central Anatolia and on Cyprus, and aims
to reconstruct the Neogene deformation and sedimentation history of this
largely unstudied, but geodynamically essential region. A recently proposed
scenario concerning the evolution of the subducted slab in the Arabian-Eurasian
collision zone and the eastern Mediterranean region suspects a combination
of slab roll-back, slab detachment and STEP faulting, ultimately forming
the Cyprus arc.
|A major EurAf (Europe-Africa
convergence) program focus area of ISES is Turkey/Anatolia, a region with
a geological history that is inevitably related to the collision between
Africa-Arabia and Eurasia.
representation of evolution of slab detachment, roll-back and STEP faulting
in the Cyprus arc
integrating remote sensing, structural, sedimentary, stratigraphic and
paleomagnetic (field) analysis is proposed to reconstruct the vertical,
horizontal and rotational motions associated with the Cyprus arc to test
and further develop the geodynamic scenarios that explain late-orogenic
evolution of the closure of the Neotethyan Ocean.
This project links
with many other PhD and Post-Doc research projects that are already actively
studying the tectonic, paleoceanographic and geodynamic history of the
eastern Mediterranean region within the contect of the ISES EurAf program.
Koç and collaborators Folkert and Peter in the field
Publications of Ayten Koç
A., Kaymakci, N., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Vissers, R.L.M. (2016). A
Miocene onset of the modern extensional regime in the Isparta Angle:
constraints from the Yalvaç Basin (southwest Turkey),
International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 369-398.
- Koç, A., Van Hinsbergen, D.J.J,, Kaymakci, N., Langereis, C.G. (2016). Late Neogene oroclinal bending in the central
Taurides: A record of terminal eastward subduction in southern Turkey? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434, 75-90.
- Koç, A., Kaymakci, N.
(2013). Kinematics of Sürgü Fault Zone (Malatya, Turkey): A remote sensing study, Journal of Geodynamics, 65, 292-307.
- Koç, A., Kaymakci, N., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Kuiper, K.F., Vissers, R.L.M.
evolution and geochronology of the Middle Miocene Altinapa Basin, and
implications for the Late Cenozoic uplift history of the Taurides, southern Turkey, Tectonophysics, 532-535, 134-155.
N., Inceöz, M., Ertepinar, P. & Koç, A. Late Cretaceous
to Recent kinematics of SE Anatolia (Turkey), , Geol. Soc. London Special
Publications, 340, 409-436.
D.J.J., Dekkers, M.J. and Koç, A. (2010). Testing Miocene remagnetization
of Bey Daglari: Timing and amount of Neogene rotations in SW Turkey, Turkish
Journal of Earth Sciences, 19, 123-156.