The mid-Cenozoic succession and evolution of the Mut basin, southern Turkey, and its regional significance

ŞAFAK Ü., Kelling G., Gokcen N., Gurbuz K.

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol.173, pp.121-150, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 173
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2004.03.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-150
  • Keywords: Turkey, basin evolution, lake deposits, fluvio deltaics, sea level changes
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The hitherto poorly known Mut basin occupies a position that is critical to our understanding of the later Cenozoic history of south central Turkey. The biostratigraphic and sedimentological study reported here reveals an extended and complex pattern of basin evolution and enables the history of this basin to be compared in detail with that of adjacent south Turkish basins.