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  • Morphotectonic development of the Marmara Region 

    The Marmara Region of northwest Turkey covers the Marmara Sea Basin and the surrounding lands. In the region morphologically different areas may be distinguished. The Marmara Sea Basin is a structural depression. The land to the north is known as the Thrace-Kocaeli Peneplain a flatland elevated above a horst. This may be referred to as the Istanbul Horst bounded by two strike-slip fault zones which define the structural boundaries of two sea basins