the eastern pontides orogenic belt (epob) represents a significant segment of the alpine–himalayan orogenic belt that evolved from the paleozoic to cenozoic periods. here we report new zircon u–pb ages, together with lu–hf isotopes, and whole-rock geochemical and sr–nd isotopic analyses of plutonic rocks from epob, northeastern turkey. our aim is interpret to magmatic evolution in which the granitoids formed. zircon u–pb dating of six samples yielded crystallization ages of ~134 ma; ~82 ma; ~39 ma, respectively. they show a wide range of 87sr/86sr(i) (0.7039–0.7109), and εnd(t) values varying from −9 to +4.6 , yielding model ages (tdm) from 520 to 1623 ma, suggesting a heterogeneous magma source. dated zircons show exlusively positive εhf(t) values (+12.4 to +1.4), yielding model ages (tdm) from 352 to 1059 ma, implying that are most likely derived from a juvenile lower crust rather than the mature continental crust. in this study, we suggested that the northward subduction of the neo-tethyan oceanic slab began from the early cretaceous and resulted in the late cretaceous magmatism. moreover, the middle eocene magmatism in the epob was related to the collision of the anatolide taurid platform (atp) with the pontides.