POST-TORTONIAN WESTWARD AND SOUTHWARD THRUSTING IN THE CORE OF THE ISPARTA REENTRANT (TAURUS, TURKEY) - GEODYNAMIC IMPLICATIONS
The Isparta re-entrant (Taurus, Turkey), is made up two converging thrust-systems resulting from rotations in opposite sense. In this paper, we focus on the tectonic history post-dating the rotations. Kinematic analysis of the post-Tortonian thrust-related structures gives evidence for two successive tectonic events characterized respectively by a westward and a southward tectonic transport. These new data lead us to propose a new interpretation of the Bey Daglari anticline, situated in the core of the thrust-system, as a major lateral culmination. More generally, we discuss the geodynamic evolution of this key area of the eastern Mediterranean.