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Figure 2 The modern or neotectonic setting of eastern Turkey (Nicoll, 2010). The collision of the African and Arabian plates with the Eurasian Plate along the Hellenic Arc to the west and the Bitlis – Zagros Suture zone to the east. Continuing convergence is accommodated by left-lateral movement on the Dead Sea transform fault and subduction at the Hellenic Arc. Arrows show resultant plate motions. Dashed line box outlines the general area of the Upper Tigris Basin located within the Arabian foreland and the high-elevation Eastern Anatolian Plateau (EAP). The main strike-slip faults in the area include the EAFZ (Eastern Anatolian Fault Zone), the NAFZ (Northern Anatolian Fault Zone), and the NEAFZ (Northeastern Anatolian Fault Zone), which are related to the DSFZ (Dead Sea Fault Zone). The primary mountain ranges are labelled.

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