Apa Qaghan

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Apa Qaghan (Chinese: , Modern Chinese: Pinyin: ābō kěhàn, Wade-Giles: a-po k'o-han, Middle Chinese: (Guangyun) [ʔɑ˥˩puɑ˥˩ kʰɑ˥ɣɑn˩˥], personal name: 便/大逻便, dàluóbiàn, ta-lo-pien, reigned: 581–587) was son of Muqan Qaghan, declared himself qaghan of the Turkic Khaganate, in defience of the Toy[citation needed], his claim of power came with the will of Taspar.

The struggle between Ashina Shetu and Ashina Daluobian, was the struggle between the executive and legislative factions of the khaganate. He allied himself with Tanhan Qaghan (貪汗可汗), who was ruler of the western side since the reign of Taspar Qaghan, during Shetu's disastrous China Campaign of 583.

Apa Qaghan
Preceded by
Khagan of the Turkic Khaganate of Apa line
Succeeded by
Niri Qaghan