Proposed Geodynamic Models for Eastern Turkey Collision Zone
|Subduction of Arabian plate beneath the Anatolian plateau.
(Blue=Arabian plate; Yellow=Anatolian plate)
|Continental collision and subsequent thickening of the Anatolian crust/lithosphere from vertical planar strain.|
|Accommodation of Arabian plate by the escape of micro-plates to the east and west.|
|Delamination of an underthrusted portion of the Arabian plate.|