Geologische Rundschau

, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 662–668 | Cite as

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

  • N. Görür
  • A. I. Okay
Original Paper


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.

Key words

Fore-arc Medial Eocene Strike-slip Thrace Basin Turkey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Görür
    • 1
  • A. I. Okay
    • 1
  1. 1.ITÜ Maden FaktiltesiAyazaga, IstanbulTurkey

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