Inel Khagan

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Inel Khagan (Inel Qaghan) was a ruler of the Second Turkic Khaganate. He was killed by his relatives during struggle for the throne. Some writers[1] say that the law of succession was that power passed from a ruler to his younger brothers before returning to his sons. Thus the order was Ilterish Qaghan, his brother Qapaghan Qaghan, then his sons Bilge Qaghan and Kul Tegin. Inel, being Qapaghan's son, had no right to the throne. Other writers treat the matter as a coup d'état with no mention of the rules of succession.

Inel Khagan
Preceded by
Qapaghan Qaghan
Khagan of the Second Eastern Turkic Khaganate
716–717
Succeeded by
Bilge Qaghan

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ S.G. Klashtorny in History of Civilizations in Central Asia, vol III, page 339