WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN PLATE BOUNDARY ZONE

NORTHWARD MOTION OF ARABIA WITH RESPECT TO EURASIA DRIVES EASTERN TURKEY INTO EURASIA, CAUSING MOUNTAIN BUILDING IN CAUCASUS

WESTERN TURKEY IS SQUEEZED WEST, LIKE A MELON SEED BETWEEN FINGERS, CAUSING LARGE STRIKE-SLIP EARTHQUAKES

(McClusky et al, 2000)

GPS SITE MOTION VECTORS WITH RESPECT TO EURASIA