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A synopsis of palaeomagnetic data from three Late Cretaceous eastern Mediterranean Tethyan ophiolites (Troodos, Hatay and Baër–Bassit) and their sedimentary cover sequences is presented. These data provide valuable insights into the role of regional- and local-scale tectonic rotations in the geodynamic evolution of Neotethyan oceanic crust. The geologically earliest phases of tectonic rotation are documented in the Troodos ophiolite, where rotations around both subvertical and subhorizontal axes are readily related to the development of the spreading fabrics and structures during crustal genesis. Subsequent c. 74° anticlockwise intra-oceanic rotation of a ‘Troodos microplate’ has been quantified through analysis of the...

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