Anatolia is characterized by well-defined boundaries such as the North and East Anatolian faults and relatively less known intra ‘plate’ structures. The relationship and relative importance of these two deformation regions, along the boundaries and within the interior of Anatolia, remains a matter of debate. This small piece of continental lithosphere is part of the Eastern Mediterranean, where broad scale tectonics are dominated by the interaction of the Nubian and Arabian plates with Eurasia. Anatolia is bounded by different tectonics regimes on all sides: continental convergence to the east, continental extension to the west, oceanic subduction further south and west in the Aeagan, and continental transform in the north. The evolution and present deformation of Anatolia are constrained by diverse geological, geophysical, and geodetic observations and have been explained by different hypotheses, such as (a) tectonic escape system caused by the post-collisional convergence of Eurasian and Arabian plates creating forces at its boundaries with gravitational potential differences of the Anatolian high plateau (b) asthenospheric flow dragging the circular flow of lithosphere from the Levant to Anatolia in the east and the Aegean in the west, (c) slab pull of the Hellenic subduction, (d) mantle upwelling underneath Afar and with the large-scale flow associated with a whole mantle, Tethyan convection cell, (e) or combinations of these mechanisms. Naturally, this setting generates frequent earthquakes with large magnitudes (M > 7), forming a natural laboratory on understanding the crustal deformation for various disciplines of active tectonics.
Multi-disciplinary studies, especially within the last three decades, have made great contributions to our understanding of the processes on the crustal deformation of Anatolia and the adjacent regions. With this session, we aim to bring together the recent findings of these studies, thus we welcome/invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines such as, but not limited to, neotectonics, seismology, tectonic geodesy (e.g. GNSS, InSAR), paleoseismology, tectonic geomorphology, remote sensing, structural geology and geodynamic modelling.
Invited talks:
- A. M. Celâl Şengör (İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, - The Neotectonics of Turkey and its Aetiology
- Robert Reilinger (MIT, - Anatolia-Aegea at the junction of ocean subduction and continental collision

Convener: Cengiz Zabcı | Co-conveners: Michael Floyd, Semih Ergintav, Philippe Vernant, Hayrullah Karabulut
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room K1
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X2

Attendance time: Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X2

Chairperson: Cengiz Zabcı, Semih Ergintav and Hayrullah Karabulut
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Sezim Ezgi Güvercin, Doğan Aksarı, Ali Özgün Konca, Hayrullah Karabulut, Ali Değer Özbakır, and Semih Ergintav
X2.122 |
Müge Yazıcı, Cengiz Zabcı, and Boris A. Natalin
X2.123 |
Hayrullah Karabulut, Doğan Aksarı, Ali Değer Özbakır, and Anne Paul
X2.125 |
Semih Ergintav, Uğur Doğan, Ziyadin Çakır, Thomas Walter, Faqi Diao, Rongjiang Wang, Seda Özarpaci, Hayrullah Karabulut, Özgün Konca, Michael Floyd, Robert King, and Robert Reilinger
X2.126 |
Ugur Dogan, Cengiz Zabcı, Semih Ergintav, Ziyadin Çakır, Hayrullah Karabulut, and Bülent Bayram
X2.127 |
Zeynep Yılmaz, Ali Özgün Konca, Semih Ergintav, and Robert Reilinger
X2.129 |
Gokhan Aslan, Cécile Lasserre, Ziyadin Cakir, Semih Ergintav, Seda Ozarpaci, Ugur Dogan, Roger Bilham, and François Renard
X2.131 |
Christopher Wollin, Marco Bohnhoff, Vaclav Vavrycuk, Patricia Martínez-Garzón, Ludger Küpperkoch, and Christina Raub
X2.132 |
Fabien Caroir, Virginie Gaullier, Frank Chanier, Olivier Averbuch, Julien Bailleul, Antoine Bonnière, Lucile Cayla, Jacky Ferrière, Fabien Graveleau, Martin Jollivet-Castelot, Agnès Maillard, Fabien Paquet, Bruno Vendeville, and Louise Watremez
X2.133 |
Ahmet M. Akoğlu, Ziyadin Çakır, and Semih Ergintav
X2.134 |
Cengiz Yildirim, Murat Ersen Aksoy, Orkan Özcan, Peter Salvatore, Mehmet İşiler, Volkan Özbey, Attila Çiner, Mehmet Akif Sarikaya, Turhan Doğan, and Erhan İlkmen
X2.135 |
A. Ozgun Konca, Sezim Ezgi Güvercin, Hayrullah Karabulut, Fatih Turhan, and Tolga Bekler
X2.137 |
Figen Eskikoy, Semih Ergintav, Ali Özgün Konca, Ahmet M. Akoğlu, Serdar Akyuz, and Hayrullah Karabulut
X2.139 |
Oguz Ozel, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Gulum Birgoren, Seiji Tsuno, Kosuke Chimoto, Esref Yalcinkaya, Hiroe Miyake, Muammer Tün, Emrah Pekkan, Onur Kaplan, Nobuo Takai, Mehmet Safa Arslan, Pınar Duran, Sunay Mutlu, and Emir Balkan