Apa Qaghan

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Apa Qaghan
Tegin of Bukhara
Reign 581 - 587
Successor Yangsu Tegin
Died 587
House Ashina
Father Muqan Qaghan

Apa Qaghan (Chinese: 阿波可汗, Modern Chinese: Pinyin: ābō kěhàn, Wade-Giles: a-po k'o-han, Middle Chinese: (Guangyun) [ʔɑ˥˩puɑ˥˩ kʰɑ˥ɣɑn˩˥], personal name: 大邏便/大逻便, dàluóbiàn, ta-lo-pien, reigned: 581–587) was son of Muqan Qaghan, declared himself qaghan of the Turkic Khaganate. His claim of power came with the will of Taspar. He did not accept Ishbara Qaghan as rightful emperor, leading to Gokturk Civil War.


He allied himself with Tardu and Tamgan - sons of Istemi.[1] However he soon lost most major battles and retreated to Bukhara. He died soon in 587. Succeeded by his younger brother, Yangsu Tegin.


  1. ^ 1908-1977., Gafurov, B. G. (Bobodzhan Gafurovich), (2005). Central Asia : pre-historic to pre-modern times. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Kolkata, India). Delhi: Shipra Publications. ISBN 8175412461. OCLC 63170679. 
Apa Qaghan
Preceded by
Khagan of the Turkic Khaganate of Apa line
Succeeded by
Yangsu Tegin